The Feral Detective: A Novel

By Jonathan Lethem
Read by Zosia Mamet

unabridged

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Runtime: 8.89 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

Jonathan Lethem’s first detective novel since Motherless Brooklyn

“One of America’s greatest storytellers.” —Washington Post

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. A laconic loner who keeps his pet opossum in a desk drawer, Heist intrigues the sarcastic and garrulous Phoebe. Reluctantly, he agrees to help. The unlikely pair navigate the enclaves of desert-dwelling vagabonds and find that Arabella is in serious trouble—caught in the middle of a violent standoff that only Heist, mysteriously, can end. 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.

Bonus: Stay tuned after the end of the audiobook to hear an exclusive conversation between Zosia Mamet and Jonathan Lethem.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Lethem [is] a master of the genre-bending detective novel and eccentric characters.” Huffington Post
“Being a Jonathan Lethem novel, natural, The Feral Detective has plenty to say about American society along the way.” Newsday
“Both Phoebe and Charles are compelling, as are the desert setting and the vividly realized descriptions of its dwellers…Politics aside, it’s an unrelentingly paced tale where the protagonists’ developing relationship is just as interesting as the puzzle they’re trying to solve. Utterly unique and absolutely worthwhile.” Booklist (starred review)
“Lethem fills his canvas with tinder-dry tension. The subtext is the division in American society, but the personal nature of Phoebe’s tectonic shift in the desert is palpable, made flesh by Lethem’s linguistic alchemy…A haunting tour of the gulf between the privileged and the dispossessed.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Hilarious and terrifying and wrenching…Unbearably resonant. Phoebe is one of the grandest, funniest heroes I’ve come upon in a long time.” Megan Abbott, author of You Will Know Me

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Author Bio: Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem is the author of a number of critically acclaimed novels, including The Fortress of Solitude and the National Book Critics Circle Award winner Motherless Brooklyn. Lethem’s stories and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and the New York Times, among others. He lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.89
Audience: Adult
Language: English