If you enjoyed Motherless Brooklyn, Lethem’s romp through Brooklyn as Lionel, a young adolescent with Tourette’s, becomes a real detective investigating his friend’s murder, you’ll be delighted with this new book.  It’s difficult to talk about as the themes are many.  Chase is a Manhatten fixture on the social circuit, famous for two things - his childhood film years, and his fiancee who is marooned on the International Space Station.  And there is an escaped tiger rumoured to be free on the Upper East Side.  It’s been picked as one of the great books for this year.

January 24 2010
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