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The feral detective / Jonathan Lethem.

Lethem, Jonathan, author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library LET (Text) 33500012809091 New Checked out 08/12/2019
Fosston Public Library LET (Text) 33500012809109 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062859068
  • ISBN: 0062859064
  • Physical Description: 326 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]

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Summary, etc.: Convincing an enigmatic loner to help her search for a friend's missing daughter, Phoebe traverses the outskirts of California's stunning Inland Empire, where she discovers her companion's complicated relationship with warring tribes of outcasts.
Phoebe Siegler first meets loner Charles Heist in a shabby trailer in the desert outside of Los Angeles. She's on a quest to find her friend's missing daughter, Arabella, and hears that Heist is preternaturally good at finding people who don't want to be found. As the pair navigate the enclaves of hippies and vagabonds who aim to live off the grid, they learn that these outcasts exist in warring tribes: the Rabbits and the Bears. And Arabella is likely caught in the middle. -- adapted from jacket

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 August #1
    *Starred Review* Nearly two decades after his last mystery, Motherless Brooklyn? (1999), Lethem gives us another, a funny but rage-fueled stunner about a New Yorker tracking her mentor's missing daughter on the West Coast. When 18-year-old Arabella disappears from Reed College, talkative Phoebe reaches out to taciturn Charles Heist, who is either a feral detective, a detective who finds feral youths, or both—it's not immediately clear. Together, they track Arabella (who is using Phoebe's name) up Mount Baldy to a Buddhist retreat and then out into the Mojave Desert where Arabella may be among the Rabbits or the Bears, two long-established communities of off-the-gridders with very different cultures. Set in the days surrounding Donald Trump's inauguration, this echoes with Phoebe's explicitly voiced outrage and sadness about the country's political right turn, yet it also feels allegorical, what with lost tribes wandering in the desert and all. Lethem, apparently, began writing feverishly the day after Trump was elected, and it's fascinating to read a book set at such a specific and recent moment. Both Phoebe and Charles are compelling, as are the desert setting and the vividly realized descriptions of its dwellers, who, seeing their own country grow alien, have left the center for the margins. Politics aside, it's an unrelentingly paced tale where the protagonists' developing relationship is just as interesting as the puzzle they're trying to solve. Utterly unique and absolutely worthwhile. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Missing persons > Fiction.
Los Angeles (Calif.) > Fiction.
Private investigators > Fiction.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators.
FICTION / Crime.
FICTION / Literary.
Private investigators.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.
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