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The author of Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude returns with a devilishly entertaining novel about an international backgammon hustler who thinks he's psychic. Too bad about the tumor in his face. Handsome, impeccably tuxedoed Bruno Alexander travels the world winning large sums of money from amateur "whales" who think they can challenge his peerless acumen at backgammon. Fronted by his pasty, vampiric manager, Edgar Falk, Bruno arrives in Berlin after a troubling run of bad luck in Singapore. Perhaps it was the chance encounter with his crass childhood acquaintance Keith Stolarsky and his smoldering girlfriend Tira Harpaz. Or perhaps it was the emergence of a blot that distorts his vision so he has to look at the board sideways. Things don't go much better in Berlin. Bruno's flirtation with Madchen, the striking blonde he meets on the ferry, is inconclusive; the game at the unsettling Herr Kohler's mansion goes awry as his blot grows worse; he passes out and is sent to the local hospital, where he is given an extremely depressing diagnosis. Having run through Falk's money, Bruno turns to Stolarsky, who, for reasons of his own, agrees to fly Bruno to Berkeley, and to pay for the experimental surgery that might save his life. Berkeley, where Bruno discovered his psychic abilities, and to which he vowed never to return. Amidst the patchouli flashbacks and Anarchist gambits of the local scene, between Tira's come-ons and Keith's machinations, Bruno confronts two existential questions: Is the gambler being played by life?  And what if you're telepathic but it doesn't do you any good?

Hardcover:

9780385539906 | Doubleday, October 18, 2016, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: The author of Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude returns with a devilishly entertaining novel about an international backgammon hustler who thinks he's psychic.

CD/Spoken Word:

9780147520791 | Unabridged edition (Random House, October 18, 2016), cover price $35.00

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Hardcover:

9780812993479 | Random House Inc, October 15, 2013, cover price $40.00

Paperback:

9780812986082 | Random House Inc, June 3, 2014, cover price $18.00

CD/Spoken Word:

9781522637080 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, October 4, 2016), cover price $29.99
9781522637097 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, October 4, 2016), cover price $19.99

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By Byron Coley (contributor), Ed Halter (contributor), Mike Kelley (contributor), Jonathan Lethem (contributor) and Ralph Rugoff (editor)

Hardcover:

9780847835003 | Slp edition (Rizzoli Intl Pubns, October 22, 2013), cover price $150.00

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Hardcover:

9781941366097 | Gregory R Miller & Co, June 28, 2016, cover price $50.00

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The incomparable Jonathan Lethem returns with nine brilliant stories that prove he is a master of the short form as well as the novel.      Jonathan Lethem stretches new literary muscles in this scintillating new collection of stories. Some of these tales—such as "Pending Vegan," which wonderfully captures a parental ache and anguish during a family visit to an aquatic theme park—are, in Lethem's words, "obedient (at least outwardly) to realism." Others, like "The Dreaming Jaw, The Salivating Ear,", which deftly and hilariously captures the solipsism of blog culture, feature "the uncanny and surreal elements that still sometimes erupt in my short stories."     The tension between these two approaches, and the way they inform each other, increase the reader's surprise and delight as one realizes how cleverly Lethem is playing with form. Devoted fans of Lethem will recognize familiar themes and tropes—the anxiety of influence pushed to reduction ad absurdum in "The King of Sentences"; a hapless outsider trying to summon up bravado in "The Porn Critic;" characters from the comics stranded on a desert island; the necessity and the impossibility of action against authority in "Procedure in Plain Air." As always, Lethem's work, humor, and poignancy work in harmony; people strive desperately for connection through words and often misdirect deeds; and the sentences are glorious. Read by a Full Cast:“Lucky Alan”…read by Mark Deakins“The King of Sentences”…read by David Wain“Traveler Home”…read by Mark Deakins“Procedure in Plain Air”…read by Amy Landecker“Their Back Pages”…read by Isaac Butler“The Porn Critic”…read by Bruce Wagner“The Empty Room”…read by Michael Goldstrom“The Dreaming Jaw, The Salivating Ear”…read by Jonathan Lethem“Pending Vegan”…read by Mark Deakins

Hardcover:

9780385539814, titled "Lucky Alan and Other Stories: And Other Stories" | Doubleday, February 24, 2015, cover price $24.95

Paperback:

9781101873663 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, February 23, 2016), cover price $15.00

CD/Spoken Word:

9781101913420, titled "Lucky Alan and Other Stories: And Other Stories" | Unabridged edition (Random House, February 24, 2015), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: The incomparable Jonathan Lethem returns with nine brilliant stories that prove he is a master of the short form as well as the novel.

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By Jonathan Lethem (introduced by)

Paperback:

9781940436265 | Pharos Editions, March 15, 2016, cover price $16.95

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By Jonathan Lethem (editor)

Hardcover:

9780544107700 | Houghton Mifflin, October 6, 2015, cover price $25.00

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Hardcover:

9780224101479 | Vintage Uk, July 2, 2015, cover price $24.70

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By Jonathan Lethem (introduced by)

Paperback:

9781891241062 | Reprint edition (Verse Chorus Pr, July 14, 2015), cover price $15.95

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Don Carpenter was one of the finest novelists in the West. His first novel, A Hard Rain Falling, published in 1966, has been championed by Richard Price, and George Pelecanos called it “a masterpiece . . . the definitive juvenile-delinquency novel and a damning indictment of our criminal justice system.” His novel A Couple of Comedians is thought by some the best novel about Hollywood ever written.Fridays at Enrico’s is the story of four writers living in Northern California and Portland during the early, heady days of the Beat scene, a time of youth and opportunity. This story mixes the excitement of beginning with the melancholy of ambition, often thwarted and never satisfied. Loss of innocence is only the first price you pay.These are people, men and women, tender with expectation, at risk and in love. Carpenter also carefully draws a portrait of these two remarkable places, San Francisco and Portland, in the ’50s and early ’60s, when writers and bohemians were busy creating the groundwork for what came to be the counterculture.The complete penultimate manuscript forgotten since the author’s death, was recently discovered, and we’re thrilled to see this book into print.
By Don Carpenter and Jonathan Lethem (other contributor)

Hardcover:

9781619023017 | Counterpoint, April 15, 2014, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Don Carpenter was one of the finest novelists in the West.

Paperback:

9781619025400 | Reprint edition (Counterpoint, April 14, 2015), cover price $15.95

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Based on thousands of pages of typed and handwritten notes, journal entries, letters, and story sketches, The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick is the magnificent and imaginative final work of an author who dedicated his life to questioning the nature of reality and perception, the malleability of space and time, and the relationship between the human and the divine. Edited and introduced by Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem, this is the definitive presentation of Dick’s brilliant, and epic, work.In the Exegesis, Dick documents his eight-year attempt to fathom what he called “2-3-74,” a postmodern visionary experience of the entire universe “transformed into information.” In entries that sometimes ran to hundreds of pages, in a freewheeling voice that ranges through personal confession, esoteric scholarship, dream accounts, and fictional fugues, Dick tried to write his way into the heart of a cosmic mystery that tested his powers of imagination and invention to the limit.This volume, the culmination of many years of transcription and archival research, has been annotated by the editors and by a unique group of writers and scholars chosen to offer a range of views into one of the most improbable and mind-altering manuscripts ever brought to light.
By Philip K. Dick, Pamela Jackson (editor), Jonathan Lethem (editor) and Fred Stella (narrator)

CD/Spoken Word:

9781501221262 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, February 17, 2015), cover price $29.99
9781455814626 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, November 1, 2011), cover price $49.99 | About this edition: Based on thousands of pages of typed and handwritten notes, journal entries, letters, and story sketches, The Exegesis of Philip K.
9781455837342 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, November 1, 2011), cover price $29.99

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A New York Times Notable BookOne of the Best Books of the Year: Chicago Tribune, Village Voice, The Globe and MailJonathan Lethem, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and the MacArthur Fellowship whose writing has been called “as ambitious as [Norman] Mailer, as funny as Philip Roth, and as stinging as Bob Dylan” (Los Angeles Times), returns with an epic yet intimate family saga.   Rose Zimmer, the aptly nicknamed Red Queen of Sunnyside, Queens, is an unreconstructed Communist who savages neighbors, family, and political comrades with the ferocity of her personality and the absolutism of her beliefs. Her equally passionate and willful daughter, Miriam, flees Rose’s influence for the dawning counterculture of Greenwich Village. Despite their differences, they share a power to enchant the men in their lives: Rose’s aristocratic German Jewish husband, Albert; her feckless chess hustler cousin, Lenny; Cicero Lookins, the brilliant son of her black cop lover; Miriam’s (slightly fraudulent) Irish folksinger husband, Tommy Gogan; and their bewildered son, Sergius. Through Lethem’s vivid storytelling we come to understand that the personal may be political, but the political, even more so, is personal.

Hardcover:

9780385534932 | Doubleday, September 10, 2013, cover price $27.95

Paperback:

9780099563426 | Vintage Uk, January 15, 2015, cover price $15.25 | also contains Dissident Gardens
9780307744494 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, June 3, 2014), cover price $15.95 | also contains Dissident Gardens | About this edition: A New York Times Notable BookOne of the Best Books of the Year: Chicago Tribune, Village Voice, The Globe and MailJonathan Lethem, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and the MacArthur Fellowship whose writing has been called “as ambitious as [Norman] Mailer, as funny as Philip Roth, and as stinging as Bob Dylan” (Los Angeles Times), returns with an epic yet intimate family saga.

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A New York Times Notable BookOne of the Best Books of the Year: Chicago Tribune, Village Voice, The Globe and MailJonathan Lethem, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and the MacArthur Fellowship whose writing has been called “as ambitious as [Norman] Mailer, as funny as Philip Roth, and as stinging as Bob Dylan” (Los Angeles Times), returns with an epic yet intimate family saga.   Rose Zimmer, the aptly nicknamed Red Queen of Sunnyside, Queens, is an unreconstructed Communist who savages neighbors, family, and political comrades with the ferocity of her personality and the absolutism of her beliefs. Her equally passionate and willful daughter, Miriam, flees Rose’s influence for the dawning counterculture of Greenwich Village. Despite their differences, they share a power to enchant the men in their lives: Rose’s aristocratic German Jewish husband, Albert; her feckless chess hustler cousin, Lenny; Cicero Lookins, the brilliant son of her black cop lover; Miriam’s (slightly fraudulent) Irish folksinger husband, Tommy Gogan; and their bewildered son, Sergius. Through Lethem’s vivid storytelling we come to understand that the personal may be political, but the political, even more so, is personal.

Paperback:

9780099563426 | Vintage Uk, January 15, 2015, cover price $15.25 | also contains Dissident Gardens
9780307744494 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, June 3, 2014), cover price $15.95 | also contains Dissident Gardens | About this edition: A New York Times Notable BookOne of the Best Books of the Year: Chicago Tribune, Village Voice, The Globe and MailJonathan Lethem, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and the MacArthur Fellowship whose writing has been called “as ambitious as [Norman] Mailer, as funny as Philip Roth, and as stinging as Bob Dylan” (Los Angeles Times), returns with an epic yet intimate family saga.

CD/Spoken Word:

9780307940896 | Unabridged edition (Random House, September 17, 2013), cover price $50.00

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Paperback:

9788439728702 | Penguin Random House Grupo USA, September 16, 2014, cover price $22.00

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By Douglas Fogle, Julian Hoeber (other contributor) and Jonathan Lethem

Hardcover:

9780966350364 | Distributed Art Pub Inc, October 1, 2013, cover price $40.00

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By Philip K. Dick and Jonathan Lethem (introduced by)

Hardcover:

9780544040540 | Houghton Mifflin, April 16, 2013, cover price $28.00

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Paperback:

9780307744500 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, October 2, 2012), cover price $16.95

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Paperback:

9781441121004 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 26, 2012, cover price $14.95

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By Erik Davis (editor), Philip K. Dick, Pamela Jackson (editor) and Jonathan Lethem (editor)

Hardcover:

9780547549255 | Houghton Mifflin, November 8, 2011, cover price $40.00

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CD/Spoken Word:

9781455837335 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, November 1, 2011), cover price $99.97
9781455837359 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, November 1, 2011), cover price $49.97

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By Jonathan Lethem (foreword by)

Paperback:

9781441165862 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 6, 2011, cover price $21.95
9780205142668, titled "Troubled Children Troubled Systems" | Allyn & Bacon, January 1, 1982, cover price $25.95 | also contains Troubled Children Troubled Systems

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