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The Fortress of Solitude

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The Fortress of Solitudeis the story of Dylan Ebdus growing up white and motherless in downtown Brooklyn in the 1970s. Its a neighborhood where the entertainments include muggings along with games of stoopball. In that world, Dylan has one friend, a black teenager, also motherless, named Mingus Rude. As Lethem follows the knitting and unraveling of their friendship, he creates an overwhelmingly rich and emotionally gripping canvas of race and class, superheros, gentrification, funk, hip-hop, graffiti tagging, loyalty, and memory.The Fortress of Solitudeis the first great urban coming of age novel to appear in years.
Product Details

Author: Jonathan Lethem

Language: English

Edition:

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Vintage

Release Date: 2004-08-24

Pages: 528

ISBN: 0375724885

ISBN13: 9780375724886