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Brooklyn Crime Novel


Engels | 02-11-2023 | 304 pagina's

9781838952204

Paperback / softback


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From the bestselling and award-winning author of The Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn comes a sweeping and prismatic story of community, crime, and gentrification, tracing over fifty years of life in one Brooklyn neighbourhood On the streets of 1970s Brooklyn, a daily ritual goes down: the dance. Money is exchanged, belongings surrendered, power asserted. The promise of violence lies everywhere, a currency itself. For these children, Black, brown, and white, the street is a stage in shadow; some days it may seem that no one knows what happens there. Yet in the wings hide the other players: parents; cops; renovators; landlords; those who write the headlines, the histories, and laws; those who award this neighbourhood its name. The rules seem obvious at first. But in memory's prism, criminals and victims may seem to trade places. The voices of the past may seem to rise and gather as if in harmony, then make war with one another. A street may seem to crack open and reveal what lies behind its glimmering facade. None who lived through it are ever permitted to forget. Written with kaleidoscopic verve and delirious wit, Brooklyn Crime Novel is a breathtaking tour de force by a writer at the top of his powers. Jonathan Lethem, "one of America's greatest storytellers," (Washington Post) has crafted an epic interrogation of how we fashion stories to contain the uncontainable: our remorse at the world we've made.

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EAN :9781838952204
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Uitgever :Veltman Distributie Import Books
Publicatie datum :  02-11-2023
Uitvoering :Paperback / softback
common.Language :Engels
Hoogte :235 mm
Breedte :158 mm
Dikte :30 mm
Gewicht :516 gr
Status : Bestelbaar
Aantal pagina's :304