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									Jonathan LethemJonathan Lethem
Jonathan Lethem has a talent for bending literary genres. He has been entertaining readers since 1994's Gun, with Occasional Music, a debut novel that contained all the ingredients of his future career as a writer: science fiction, pulp detective noir, westerns, and award-winning coming-of-age stories.

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Fact File

Name:
Jonathan Lethem
Also Known As:
Jonathan Allan Lethem (full name)
Current Home:
New York, New York
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
Left Bennington College after two years
Awards:
World Fantasy Award for Best Collection for The Wall of the Sky, the Wall of the Eye. Esquire Magazine’s Novel of the Year, the Salon Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Motherless Brooklyn





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								You Don't Love Me Yet, Author: 
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You Don't Love Me Yet
by Jonathan Lethem
Lethem strays from hometown Brooklyn to recount the near-fame experience of a Los Angeles alternative rock band. Its success depends on bass guitarist Lucinda, an unwitting femme fatale whose irrational whims torture the artsy Gen-Xers in her orbit.

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*  Gun, with Occasional Music (1994)
*  Amnesia Moon (1995)
*  The Wall of the Sky, the Wall of the Eye (1996)
*  As She Climbed Across the Table (1997)
*  Girl in Landscape (1998)
*  Kafka Americana (1999)
*  Motherless Brooklyn (1999)
*  This Shape We're In (2001)
*  The Fortress of Solitude (2003)
*  The Disappointment Artist: Essays (2005)
*  You Don't Love Me Yet (2007)

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Motherless Brooklyn
by Jonathan Lethem
Jonathan Lethem already had a loyal following by the time Motherless Brooklyn was released. Some say the best of his previous novels blended to perfection in Motherless Brooklyn. An old-school, hard-boiled detective novel with Lethem’s signature twists on the genre, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction.

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Fun Fact

For research on graffiti art in The Fortress of Solitude, Lethem only had to look as far as his own family. A longtime and well-known graffiti artist, Lethem’s brother Blake (whose tag is "KEO") provided him with much of the required lore. In 2003, one of Blake’s murals was used a backdrop for the Howard Dean presidential campaign.