The Fortress of Solitude Author:Jonathan Lethem "Lethem has done a number of things here, any one of which is impossible for any but the very finest of novelists. He has vividly and lovingly and truthfully, through thrilling evocation of its music, its popular culture, its street games, argot, pharmacology, social mores and racial politics, re-created a world, a moment in history that I would... more » have thought lost and irrecoverable. He has created in young Dylan, a genuine literary hero. He captures precisely--as only a great novelist can--how it feels to love the world that is, on a daily basis, kicking your ass."
---Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" and "Wonder Boys"
"The Fortress of Solitude is luminous, stinging with truth and life. A story of two boys, a Brooklyn story, an American story that gives in its very specificity the force of the universal."
--Paula Fox, Author of Desperate Characters and Borrowed Finery« less