The Fortress of Solitude
The Fortress of Solitude
A Novel
Jonathan Lethem

The Fortress of Solitude is the story of Dylan Ebdus growing up white and motherless in downtown Brooklyn in the 1970s. It's 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 Solitude is the first great urban coming of age novel to appear in years.

Title The Fortress of Solitude
Subtitle A Novel
Author Jonathan Lethem
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 24 August 2004
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 528 p.
ISBN-10 0375724885
ISBN-13 9780375724886
Publication Date 24 August 2004
Main content page count 528
Weight 16 oz.

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