BOOKSMITH: Jonathan Lethem with Michael Chabon / The Feral Detective

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Booksmith hosts Jonathan Lethem for The Feral Detective, his first detective novel since Motherless Brooklyn. With him in conversation is Michael Chabon. Please join us!

 

Phoebe Siegler first meets Charles Heist in a shabby trailer on the eastern edge of Los Angeles. She’s looking for her friend’s missing daughter, Arabella, and hires Heist to help. A laconic loner who keeps his pet opossum in a desk drawer, Heist intrigues the sarcastic and garrulous Phoebe. Reluctantly, he agrees to help. The unlikely pair navigate the enclaves of desert-dwelling vagabonds and find that Arabella is in serious trouble—caught in the middle of a violent standoff that only Heist, mysteriously, can end. Phoebe’s trip to the desert was always going to be strange, but it was never supposed to be dangerous…

 


 

Jonathan Lethem is the New York Times bestselling author of ten novels, including The Fortress of Solitude, Dissident Gardens, Chronic City, and Motherless Brooklyn, winner of National Book Critics Circle Award.  A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Lethem has been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and The New York Times, among others. He currently teaches creative writing at Pomona College in California. Author photo by Amy Maloof.

 

Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, A Model World, Wonder Boys, Werewolves in their Youth, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Summerland, The Final Solution, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, Maps & Legends, Gentlemen of the Road, Manhood for Amateurs, Telegraph Avenue, Moonglow, and the picture book The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man. He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife, novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children. Author photo by Sarah Lee.

 


 

This event is free and all ages, with mature themes. 

 

RSVP appreciated but not required.

 

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