Girl in Landscape

Girl in Landscape

by Jonathan Lethem
Girl in Landscape

Girl in Landscape

by Jonathan Lethem

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Girl in Landscape is a daring exploration of the violent nature of sexual awakening, a meditation on language and perception, and an homage to the great American tradition of the Western. "Jonathan Lethem's imagination [is]...marvelously fertile." —Newsday

The heroine is young Pella Marsh, whose mother dies just before her family flees a post-apocalyptic Brooklyn for the frontier of a recently discovered planet. Hating her ineffectual father, and troubled by a powerful attraction to a virile but dangerous loner who holds sway over the little colony, Pella sets out on a course of discovery that will have tragic and irrevocable consequences for the humans in the community and the ancient inhabitants, known only as archbuilders.

Girl in Landscape finds Jonathan Lethem twisting forms and literary conventions to create a dazzling, completely unconventional tale.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375703911
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/26/1999
Series: Vintage Contemporaries
Edition description: 1st Vintage Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 297,252
Product dimensions: 5.17(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

About The Author
Jonathan Lethem was born in New York and attended Bennington College. He is the author of the novels Gun, with Occasional Music; Amnesia Moon; and As She Climbed Across the Table; as well as a collection of short stories, The Wall of the Sky the Wall of the Eye. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.


New York, New York

Place of Birth:

New York, New York


Left Bennington College after two years
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