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Brooklyn crime novel / Jonathan Lethem.

Lethem, Jonathan, (author.).


On the streets of 1970s Brooklyn, a daily ritual goes down: the dance. Money is exchanged, belongings surrendered, power asserted. The promise of violence lies everywhere, a currency itself. For these children, Black, brown, and white, the street is a stage in shadow. And in the wings hide the other players: parents; cops; renovators; landlords; those who write the headlines, the histories, and the laws; those who award this neighborhood its name. The rules appear obvious at first. But in memory's prism, criminals and victims may seem to trade places. The voices of the past may seem to rise and gather as if in harmony, then make war with one another. A street may seem to crack open and reveal what lies behind its glimmering facade. None who lived through it are ever permitted to forget. -- Amazon

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  • ISBN: 9780062938824
  • ISBN: 0062938827
  • Physical Description: 373 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2023]
Subject: Neighborhoods > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
Street life > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
Criminals > Fiction.
Nineteen seventies > Fiction.
Neighbors > Fiction.
Gentrification > Fiction.
Communities > Fiction.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) > Social life and customs > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 10 of 12 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 4 of 4 copies available at Scenic Regional.


  • 1 current hold with 12 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Scenic Regional-Owensville FIC LET (Text) 3007939577 New Fiction Available -
Scenic Regional-Pacific FIC LET (Text) 3007939100 New Fiction Available -
Scenic Regional-Union FIC LET (Text) 3007939119 New Fiction Available -
Scenic Regional-Wright City FIC LET (Text) 3007939127 New Fiction Available -

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