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Gun, with Occasional Music (Harvest Book)

 
 
 
 
Gun, with Occasional Music (Harvest Book)
Author: Jonathan Lethem
ISBN 13: 9780156028974
ISBN 10: 156028972
Edition: 1
Publisher: Harvest Books
Publication Date: 2003-09-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 271
List Price: $15.95
 
 

From the celebrated author of Motherless Brooklyn,
a wry, satiric parable of a hardboiled man out of time

Gumshoe Conrad Metcalf has problems-not the least of which are the rabbit in his waiting room and the trigger-happy kangaroo on his tail.
Near-future Oakland is an ominous place where evolved animals function as members of society, the police monitor citizens by their karma levels, and mind-numbing drugs such as Forgettol and Acceptol are all the rage. In this brave new world, Metcalf has been shadowing the wife of an affluent doctor,
perhaps falling a little in love with her at the same time. But when the doctor turns up dead, our amiable investigator finds himself caught in the crossfire in a futuristic world that is both funny-and not so funny.

"Marvelous . . . Stylish, intelligent, darkly humorous, and highly readable entertainment."-SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER

"Lethem has talent to burn."-THE VILLAGE VOICE LITERARY SUPPLEMENT AUTHOR OF THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE

Jonathan Lethem is the author of six novels, including National Book Critics Circle Award-winning Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude. He lives in New York City.

Publishers Weekly

Lethem's first novel is a work of noir science fiction inhabited by animal gangsters and a gritty futuristic P.I. (Mar.)