Gun, With Occasional Music: A Novel (Paperback)

Gun, With Occasional Music: A Novel By Jonathan Lethem Cover Image
$17.99
Not Available In-Store - Usually Ships from Warehouse in 1-5 Days

Description


A hard-boiled detective tale full of talking animals and murder, from the award-winning author of Motherless Brooklyn and The Arrest

Gumshoe Conrad Metcalf has problems—there's a rabbit in his waiting room and a trigger-happy kangaroo on his tail. Near-future Oakland is a brave new world where evolved animals are members of society, the police monitor citizens by their karma levels, and mind-numbing drugs such as Forgettol and Acceptol are all the rage.

Metcalf has been shadowing Celeste, the wife of an affluent doctor. Perhaps he's falling a little in love with her at the same time. When the doctor turns up dead, our amiable investigator finds himself caught in a crossfire between the boys from the Inquisitor's Office and gangsters who operate out of the back room of a bar called the Fickle Muse.

Mixing elements of sci-fi, noir, and mystery, this clever first novel from a beloved author is a wry, funny, and satiric look at all that the future may hold.

About the Author


Jonathan Lethem is the bestselling author of twelve novels, including The Arrest, The Feral DetectiveThe Fortress of Solitude, and Motherless Brooklyn, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. He currently teaches creative writing at Pomona College in California.

Praise For…


"Marries Chandler's style and Philip K. Dick's vision . . . An audaciously assured first novel." — Newsweek

"Marvelous . . . Stylish, intelligent, darkly humorous and highly readable entertainment." — San Francisco Examiner

Product Details
ISBN: 9780156028974
ISBN-10: 0156028972
Publisher: Ecco
Publication Date: September 1st, 2003
Pages: 288
Language: English