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Titre : GUN, WITH OCCASIONAL MUSIC
Éditeur : Harcourt Brace & Company ., New York, San Diego, London
Date d'édition : 1994
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition, first printing with "A" in letter code. "In this well done, darkly humorous first novel set in a near-future Oakland, California, evolution therapy has made it possible for animals to think and speak rationally. PI Conrad Metcalf finds himself at odds with both the police and the crooks when one of his clients is found murdered, but nothing, not even a tough-guy kangaroo or an evolved baby, will keep him from solving the crime." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-666. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#102790). N° de réf. du libraire 139981
Synopsis : While shadowing the wife of an affluent urologist, a hapless private eye falls in love with her. When the doctor turns up dead, the P.I. finds himself caught in a crossfire between the boys from the Inquisitor's Office and gangsters who operate out of the back room of the Fickle Muse.
Quatrième de couverture:
From the celebrated author of Motherless Brooklyn,
a wry, satiric parable of a hardboiled man out of time
Gumshoe Conrad Metcalf has problems-not the least of which are the
rabbit in his waiting room and the trigger-happy kangaroo on his tail.
Near-future Oakland is an ominous place where evolved animals function
as members of society, the police monitor citizens by their karma levels, and
mind-numbing drugs such as Forgettol and Acceptol are all the rage. In this
brave new world, Metcalf has been shadowing the wife of an affluent doctor,
perhaps falling a little in love with her at the same time. But when the
doctor turns up dead, our amiable investigator finds himself caught in the
crossfire in a futuristic world that is both funny-and not so funny.
"Marvelous . . . Stylish, intelligent, darkly humorous, and highly
readable entertainment."-SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER
"Lethem has talent to burn."-THE VILLAGE VOICE LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
AUTHOR OF THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE
Jonathan Lethem is the author of six novels, including
National Book Critics Circle Award-winning Motherless Brooklyn
and The Fortress of Solitude. He lives in New York City.
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