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The Feral Detective Hardcover – 6 May 2019

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A bizarre, poignant, mind-bending journey... worth every page. * Crimereads * Surrealistic, genre-bending... hallucinatory. A haunting tour of the gulf between the privileged and the dispossessed. * Kirkus, starred review * A funny but rage-fueled stunner. Utterly unique and absolutely worthwhile. * Booklist, Starred Review * I read it with great pleasure - it's terrific stuff, and deserves lots of readers. Lethem has the gift to make serious things fun. * Benjamin Markovits, author of You Don't Have To Live Like This * I want to read a shelf of Heist. I want to make him my new Travis McGee, and that's, seriously, the highest praise I know. * Joshua Cohen, author of Witz * Lethem, a master of the genre-bending detective novel and eccentric characters, offers both in this exploration of Trump's America. * Huffington Post * Acerbically funny, consistently twisted, truly original. * Nylon * Like The Crying of Lot 49 as written and directed by Elaine May, The Feral Detective is hilarious and terrifying and wrenching. Phoebe is one of the grandest, funniest heroes I've come upon in a long time. * Megan Abbott, author of You Will Know Me * Wild, urgent, and very funny. As always, Lethem writes knowingly and brilliantly about weird, off-the-grid, wayward America. In his ever-more-electric prose, he illuminates both the barbarity and the beauty. * Dana Spiotta, bestselling author of Innocents and Others * A sort of psychedelic detective story... The crackling wit is there from the outset... Almost every page has a zinger. * The Scotsman * Packed with unusual characters, it is captivating. * Daily Mail * Lethem is a fearless kind of writer * Observer * One of America's finest living writers - wry, truthful and utterly original ... Startling, funny - it is captivating. * Daily Mail (Scotland) * A highbrow mystery... Fans of Motherless Brooklyn take note * Washington Post * The Feral Detective is one of his nimblest novels, a plucky voyage into the traumatized soul of the Trump era... It's a pleasure to see a smart writer having so much grisly fun. * Washington Post * A rollicking detective story... The Feral Detective is the rare novel that feels like it's being typed onto the page as fast as you can read it. * New York Magazine * The Feral Detective investigates our haunted America in all its contemporary guises - at the edge of the city, beyond the blank desert, in the apartment next door. It's a nimble and uncanny performance, brimming with Lethem's trademark verve and wit. * Colson Whitehead, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad *

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Jonathan Lethem is the New York Times bestselling author of ten novels, including The Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. He currently teaches creative writing at Pomona College in California.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Sex, free detective services and sex.
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