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Author: Jonathan Lethem; David Aaron Baker; Books on Tape, Inc.; Ingram Digital (Firm)
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2011, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Fiction : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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In 1970s Brooklyn, two boys, Dylan Ebdus and Mingus Rude, share a complex friendship that crosses the racial divide. Growing up in a black Brooklyn neighborhood, they experiment with the acts of defiance typical of their race and era: the easy white rebellion of punk on the one hand and the monstrous plague of crack on the other, the loneliness of avant-garde art and the exuberance of graffiti. As the '70s fade to  Read more...
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Title: The fortress of solitude [a novel] /
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Lethem; David Aaron Baker; Books on Tape, Inc.; Ingram Digital (Firm)
ISBN: 9781415950791; 1415950792
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Performer(s): Read by David Aaron Baker.
Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (18 hr., 35 min.))
Responsibility: Jonathan Lethem.
Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books.
Bildungsromans.
Fiction.
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)319167456
Year: 2011, 2003.
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] OneClick Digital,
Standard Numbers: Publisher no: Z100012054 Recorded Books
Class Descriptors: LC Class No.: PS3562.E8544; Dewey No.: 813/.54
Corporate Author: Books on Tape, Inc.; Ingram Digital (Firm)
OCLC No.: 966235048

Abstract:

In 1970s Brooklyn, two boys, Dylan Ebdus and Mingus Rude, share a complex friendship that crosses the racial divide. Growing up in a black Brooklyn neighborhood, they experiment with the acts of defiance typical of their race and era: the easy white rebellion of punk on the one hand and the monstrous plague of crack on the other, the loneliness of avant-garde art and the exuberance of graffiti. As the '70s fade to the '90s, their neighborhood becomes gentrified, political acts give way to apathy, and the stakes of their lives grow higher. Lethem takes his heroes from their obsession with comic books, joyful afternoons of stickball, and dreaded years of schoolyard extortion to college and prison, Berkeley and a transformed Brooklyn, rap and soul, murder and redemption.
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