By Jonathan Lethem
The bestselling and loved writer of Motherless Brooklyn and The castle of Solitude promises a searing love letter to town that has encouraged his best work.
Chase Insteadman, former baby tv superstar, has a brand new function in life—permanent visitor at the top East facet banquet circuit, the place he's consigned to speak about his astronaut fiancée, Janice Trumbull, who's trapped on a circling house Station. an opportunity come upon collides Chase with Perkus enamel, a wily popular culture guru with a vicious conspiratorial streak and the simplest marijuana on the town. regardless of their disparate backgrounds and trajectories Chase and Perkus become aware of they've got much in universal, together with a solid of neighbors from all walks of lifestyles in Manhattan. jointly and individually they try and outline the indefinable, and input right into a quest for the main elusive of items: fact and authenticity in a urban the place every little thing has a price.
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I know. Also, there’s this visual effect … a blind spot on one side …” Again, his right hand waved. ” A riddle: What do you get when you cross a blind spot with a wandering eye? But we’d never once mentioned his eye, so I hung fire. ” I asked instead. “The thing about a migraine-type experience is that it’s like being only half alive. You find yourself walking through this tomb world, everything gets far away and kind of dull and dead. ” Well, I had evidence of food and conversation—Perkus Tooth’s appetites in sex were to remain mysterious to me for the time being.
As far as I knew I’d never met anyone with Asperger’s syndrome, or for that matter, a rock critic. ) Yet I had heard enough already to find it odd hearing Perkus Tooth denouncing misfits. ” He leaned in close to me, and demonstrated his point as he spoke. ” “And when you see them talking in groups they do it even more. It’s self-reinforcing. Rock critics gather for purposes of mutual consolation, though they’d never call it that. ” Perkus, whether he knew it or not, continued to aspirate his vowels at the front of his mouth as he made his case.
They’d find materials over which to dispute through the dessert, and through the round of Cuban cigars Thatcher always loved to personally distribute, and the seemingly spontaneous offerings of brandy and Armagnac Thatcher would haul out after the cigars, to distend the evening into a contented, blithering haze, meanwhile instructing the staff to do the final clearing in the morning, to Maud’s disgust. (This was Thatcher’s real enmity, anyway.
Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem