Jonathan Lethem Returns With Chronic City

The acclaimed author of Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude returns with a roar with this gorgeous, searing portrayal of Manhattanites wrapped in their own delusions, desires, and lies.

TimeOut New York calls it “a cautionary tale about the alienating qualities of obsession” and Entertainment Weekly gives it an A- and says “Lethem’s calustrophobic vision of a world where everything is connected and nothing is as it seems proves both funny and frightening.”

Read a feature on Lethem in the Wall Street Journal, which includes a look at some of the locations featured in the novel.

Lastly, Jonathan Lethem will conduct a marathon reading of Chronic City starting Friday, October 16, 2009. Eight nights. Seven venues, spanning two boroughs. The whole novel. Every word. See below for dates and locations.

Friday, October 16, at The New Yorker Film Festival – the opening round.

Tuesday, October 20, at BookCourt – back to home territory.

Wednesday, October 21, at McNally Jackson, on Prince St.

Friday, October 23, Barnes & Noble Upper East Side.

Thursday, November 5, at Greenlight Books, in Fort Greene.

Friday, November 13, at the Cue Foundation Gallery, in Chelsea.

Tuesday, November 17, at Spoonbill And Sugartown in Williamsburg.

Friday, December 4, back to BookCourt for the astounding read-till-you-drop closing party, featuring back-up readers from the stock company of The National Theater of the United States of America. Prizes, Surprises, Absurdities Guaranteed.

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