Motherless Brooklyn is a Jonathan Lethem detective story set in Brooklyn and
published in 1999. Lethem's protagonist, Lionel Essrog, has Tourette syndrome,
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Sep 23, 1999 ... But Lionel Essrog, the twitching, barking, gabbling narrator of Jonathan Lethem's
new novel, “Motherless Brooklyn,” is no movie-of-the-week ...
Oct 17, 1999 ... This is amply apparent nearly a third of the way into his new novel, ''Motherless
Brooklyn,'' another go-round with the hard-boiled genre.
Jan 24, 2000 ... Motherless Brooklyn is a detective novel with a difference. ... In Lethem's native
US, Motherless Brooklyn has been a startling success.
Oct 24, 2000 ... Like some sort of Mendelian hybrid, Lethem's MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN is a
cross between a classic detective story, a satire of that same ...
With Edward Norton. "Motherless Brooklyn" is about Lionel Essrog, a detective
with Tourette's Syndrome. When his mentor is murdered, he must go and find the
Of Mooks and Men. Reviewed by Frederick Zackel. Jonathan Lethem's
Motherless Brooklyn is great fun, a rousing private eye novel and a classic quest
Oct 28, 2000 ... Motherless Brooklyn is a brilliantly original homage to the classic detective novel
by one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation.
While some of us claim to have a mind-body problem, Lionel Essrog, the anti-
hero of [Jonathan Lethems] Motherless Brooklyn and a sufferer of Tourettes ...