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Lucky Alan by Jonathan Lethem
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Feb 24, 2015 | ISBN 9781101913437 | 260 Minutes

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“Lethem is, of course, a king of sentences…. Lethem works in an interesting literary space between realism and absurdism, modernism and postmodernism, satire and a particular brand of DeLillo-inspired darkness…. His talent is large and, as these stories demonstrate, his eye is as sharp as ever.”
New York Times Book Review

 “Jonathan Lethem’s imagination seemingly knows no bounds…. Comparisons might be drawn to writers ranging from Jorge Luis Borges and Haruki Murakami to Margaret Atwood and J.D. Salinger.” 

— Chicago Tribune

“Rewards await the reader who commits to this slim volume…. Lucky Alan is a beguiling addition to a shelf full of uniquely inventive books by a master of genres with a legitimate claim to the much-contested throne.”

The Miami Herald

“[T]ypically odd, funny and easy to love…. [A] pleasing schizophrenia and a remarkable variety in affect and ambition within one collection.”  

LA Times

“[A] great introduction to the sometimes heartbreaking, often surreal world of Jonathan Lethem…”


“Mr. Lethem is a a nimble and resourceful writer.”
— Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

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