Girl in Landscape

Girl in Landscape

by Jonathan Lethem

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Overview

One the irrepressibly inventive Jonathan Lethem could weld science fiction and the Western into a mesmerizing novel of exploration and otherness, sexual awakening and loss. At the age of 13 Pella Marsh loses her mother and her home on the scorched husk that is planet Earth. Her sorrowing family emigrates to the Planet of the Archbuilders, whose mysterious inhabitants have names like Lonely Dumptruck and Hiding Kneeland a civilization that and frightens their human visitors.

On this new world, spikily independent Pella becomes as uneasy envoy between two species. And at the same time is unwilling drawn to a violent loner who embodies all the paranoid machismo of the frontier ethic. Combining the tragic grandeur of John Ford's The Searchers and the sexual tension of Lolita and transporting them to a planet light years, Girl in Landscape is a tour de force. 

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: 338,191
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)

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.

Hometown:

New York, New York

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Education:

Left Bennington College after two years

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