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The Feral Detective By Jonathan Lethem The Feral Detective Phoebe Siegler first meets Charles Heist in a shabby trailer in the desert outside of Los Angeles She s on a quest to find her friend s missing daughter Arabella and hears that Heist is preternatura

  • Title: The Feral Detective
  • Author: Jonathan Lethem
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  • Page: 459
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  • The Feral Detective By Jonathan Lethem Phoebe Siegler first meets Charles Heist in a shabby trailer in the desert outside of Los Angeles She s on a quest to find her friend s missing daughter, Arabella, and hears that Heist is preternaturally good at finding people who don t want to be found A loner who keeps his pet opossum in a desk drawer, Heist has a laconic, enigmatic nature that intrigues the sarcastic Phoebe Siegler first meets Charles Heist in a shabby trailer in the desert outside of Los Angeles She s on a quest to find her friend s missing daughter, Arabella, and hears that Heist is preternaturally good at finding people who don t want to be found A loner who keeps his pet opossum in a desk drawer, Heist has a laconic, enigmatic nature that intrigues the sarcastic and garrulous Phoebe It takes some convincing, but he agrees to help.The unlikely pair traverse California s stunning Inland Empire, navigating the enclaves of hippies and vagabonds who aim to live off the grid They learn that these outcasts exist in warring tribes the Rabbits and the Bears and that Arabella is likely caught in the middle As Phoebe tries to delicately extricate her, she realizes that Heist has a complicated history with these strange groups and that they re all in grave danger.Jonathan Lethem s first detective novel since Motherless Brooklyn delivers the same memorable delights ecstatic wordplay, warm and deeply felt characters, and an offbeat sense of humor Combined with a vision of California that is at once scruffy and magnificent, The Feral Detective emerges as a transporting, comic, and absolutely unforgettable novel Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for ebook, 336 pages Published N
    The Feral Detective By Jonathan Lethem

    The Feral Detective by Jonathan Lethem The Feral Detective is a brilliant noir title right down to its misdirection Charles Heist, the mysterious man at the center of Jonathan Lethem s new novel, is a detective of sorts, but he isn t feral He s Clint Eastwood cool, all self contained and aloof, capable of silencing a room with a glance. The Feral Detective A Novel The Feral Detective is a singular achievement by one of our greatest writers About the Author Jonathan Lethem is the bestselling author of eleven novels, including The Feral Detective , The Fortress of Solitude , and Motherless Brooklyn , winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Feral Detective Jonathan Lethem The Feral Detective Jonathan Lethem s first detective novel since Motherless Brooklyn Phoebe Siegler first meets Charles Heist in a shabby trailer on the eastern edge of Los Angeles She s looking for her friend s missing daughter, Arabella, and hires Heist to help. The Feral Detective, by Jonathan Lethem book review Nov , The Feral Detective is a brilliant noir title right down to its misdirection Charles Heist, the mysterious man at the center of Jonathan Lethem s new novel, is a detective of sorts, but he The Feral Detective A Novel eBook Lethem Jonathan Lethem s first detective novel since Motherless Brooklyn delivers the same memorable delights ecstatic word play, deeply felt characters, and a wonderfully offbeat sense of humor The Feral Detective is a singular achievement by one of our greatest writers Megan Abbott This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition. THE FERAL DETECTIVE Kirkus Reviews Nov , THE FERAL DETECTIVE by Jonathan Lethem RELEASE DATE Nov , Lethem A Gambler s Anatomy, , etc returns with his first surrealistic, genre bending detective novel since Motherless Brooklyn Having long abandoned Brooklyn for the West Coast, Lethem has written a hallucinatory novel set in the desert fringes of the Inland Empire in California. The Feral Detective HarperCollins Phoebe s trip to the desert was always going to be strange, but it was never supposed to be dangerous Jonathan Lethem s first detective novel since Motherless Brooklyn, The Feral Detective is a singular achievement by one of our greatest writers. The Feral Detective Summary SuperSummary The Feral Detective , a detective novel by American author Jonathan Lethem, tells the story of a New York journalist who quits her job to travel to Los Angeles to search for In The Feral Detective, Jonathan Lethem Returns to Nov , Up to sh backIn The Feral Detective, Jonathan Lethem Returns to Detective Noir for the Trump Era By Katy Waldma n November , Jonathan Lethem s new novel, The Feral Detective, captures the florid Take a Very Dark Trip Through the California Desert With Nov , In The Feral Detective, a Manhattanite named Phoebe Siegler hires a private eye and searches the outskirts of Los Angeles and the Mojave Desert for a

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    1. Kemper on said:

      When I first saw the title The Feral Detective I imagined Humphrey Bogart as a werewolf I guess if I want that book I ll have to write it myself.Phoebe Siegler is a lady from New York who quits her media job after the election of 2016 To distract herself from thinking about the living nightmare that America is about to become she heads west to California looking for the daughter of a friend of hers who dropped out of a school and hasn t been in touch with her mother The trail leads to the [...]

    2. Ron Charles on said:

      The Feral Detective is a brilliant noir title right down to its misdirection Charles Heist, the mysterious man at the center of Jonathan Lethem s new novel, is a detective of sorts, but he isn t feral He s Clint Eastwood cool, all self contained and aloof, capable of silencing a room with a glance His native wildness hasn t been domesticated so much as chained He also keeps a live opossum in his office, but I m getting ahead of myself.The good news is that Lethem is back in the PI game, The Fera [...]

    3. Ellie on said:

      I generally love Jonathan Lethem Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude are two of my most favorite books I also really, really liked Dissident Gardens So I hoped to like this in the same way Which I didn t But it may have suffered from the comparison.Phoebe Siegler is a New York City girl who has had it with the life of an editorial assistant intellectual She heads west to Los Angeles to locate the disappeared daughter of her best friend She has been led to Charlie Heist, the t I gene [...]

    4. Katherine on said:

      An entertaining read but felt the characters and scenarios felt contrived When a male author writes in the voice of a female protagonist I try to keep that out of my mind and to not read the book through that lens, to be open to the character s and author s voices But throughout this book I couldn t help but have that awareness of Phoebe being a woman written by a man The intermittent insertion of the 2016 election into her internal narrative journey took me further outside of the story and o An [...]

    5. Hans on said:

      There was a stretch of time that opening a Jonathan Lethem book was akin to discovering a new room inside my own brain Perhaps this was in part due to shared geography Oakland Berkeley Bay Area, Brooklyn , though just as much of his approach of bridging genres or layering the fantastical on top of our realities My mind is racing through so many of his worlds including the one where the poorest people live in their cars caught in an infinite traffic jam or that love triangle with the man, the The [...]

    6. Still on said:

      I enjoyed this novel even if it s received its share of so so reviews from a number of hot shot professional critics.Lots of post Trump election angst riddled rants delivered in a first person narrative by a character of the female persuasion a Brooklynite who quits her entry level journalist gig in an act of dumb ass defiance and vacuous protest against the outcome of the 2016 election.We have mostly all suffered through these days o Trump, taking them one outrageous day at a time The lead c I [...]

    7. Tonstant Weader on said:

      Even some 20 years after reading Motherless Brooklyn I can still remember the enchantment of reading it Since then I have been a devoted Jonathan Letham reader Despite being in the midst of a couple other books, I dropped everything to read The Feral Detective I was excited than usual because he was returning to the detective genre.When Arabella, the daughter of Phoebe s best friend, goes missing soon after Leonard Cohen s death and the 2016 election, Phoebe, who is at loose ends after Even some [...]

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