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An edition of The Fortress of Solitude (2003)

The Fortress of Solitude

paperback edition (3)
  • 3.75 ·
  • 4 Ratings
  • 22 Want to read
  • 1 Currently reading
  • 9 Have read
Publish Date
Publisher
Faber and Faber
Language
English
Pages
511

Previews available in: French English

This is the story of two boys, Dylan Ebdus and Mingus Rude. They live in Brooklyn and are friends and neighbours; but since Dylan is white and Mingus is black, their friendship is not simple.

This is the story of 1970s America, a time when the simplest decisions - what music you listen to, whether to speak to the kid in the seat next to you, whether to give up your lunch money - are laden with potential political, social and racial disaster. This is also the story of 1990s America, when nobody cared anymore.

This is the story of what would happen if two teenaged boys obsessed with comic book heroes actually had superpowers: they would screw up their lives.
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Edition Availability
Cover of: Forteresse de solitude
Forteresse de solitude
2006-08, Éditions de l'Olivier
in French
Cover of: The Fortress of Solitude
The Fortress of Solitude
2005, Faber and Faber
Paperback in English - paperback edition (3)
Cover of: The Fortress of Solitude
The Fortress of Solitude: a novel
2004 September, Vintage Contemporaries
Paperback in English - 1st Vintage contemporaries ed.
Cover of: The Fortress of Solitude
The Fortress of Solitude
2003, Thorndike Press
Hardcover in English - Large print ed.
Cover of: The Fortress of Solitude
The Fortress of Solitude: a novel
2003 October, Doubleday
Hardcover in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: The Fortress of Solitude
The Fortress of Solitude: a novel
2003, Faber and Faber
Paperback in English - printing (2)
Cover of: The Fortress of Solitude
The Fortress of Solitude
2003, Thorndike Press
Hardcover in English - U.S. Large Print Hardcover

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Book Details


Published in

London

Edition Notes

UK

Copyright Date
2003

Classifications

Library of Congress
PS3562.E8544

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
511p.
Number of pages
511

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL28429357M
Internet Archive
fortressofsolitu0000leth_n3l2
ISBN 10
0571219357
ISBN 13
9780571219353
Amazon ID (ASIN)
0571219357
Goodreads
56800024

Work Description

This is the story of two boys, Dylan Ebdus and Mingus Rude. They are friends and neighbors, but because Dylan is white and Mingus is black, their friendship is not simple. This is the story of their Brooklyn neighborhood, which is almost exclusively black despite the first whispers of something that will become known as "gentrification."

This is the story of 1970s America, a time when the most simple human decisions—what music you listen to, whether to speak to the kid in the seat next to you, whether to give up your lunch money—are laden with potential political, social and racial disaster. This is the story of 1990s America, when no one cared anymore.

This is the story of punk, that easy white rebellion, and crack, that monstrous plague. This is the story of the loneliness of the avant-garde artist and the exuberance of the graffiti artist.

This is the story of what would happen if two teenaged boys obsessed with comic book heroes actually had superpowers: They would screw up their lives.

This is the story of joyous afternoons of stickball and dreaded years of schoolyard extortion. This is the story of belonging to a society that doesn't accept you. This is the story of prison and of college, of Brooklyn and Berkeley, of soul and rap, of murder and redemption.

This is the story Jonathan Lethem was born to tell. This is THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE.

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