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GUN, WITH OCCASIONAL MUSIC

Lethem, Jonathan

Published by Harcourt Brace, New York, 1994
ISBN 10: 0151364583 / ISBN 13: 9780151364589
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Title: GUN, WITH OCCASIONAL MUSIC

Publisher: Harcourt Brace, New York

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Edition: 1st Edition

Description:

8vo. Quarter green cloth over cream boards, with gilt spine titles. Decorated end papers. 262 pages. No names or marks. First edition, first printing [with full letter line "ABCDE"]. Bookseller Inventory # 1576

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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.

From the Back Cover: 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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