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  • Fortress of Solitude
  • Written by Jonathan Lethem
    Read by David Aaron Baker
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Fortress of Solitude

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On Sale: September 16, 2003
ISBN: 978-0-7393-0647-5
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This is the story of two boys, Dylan Ebdus and Mingus Rude. They are friends and neighbors, but because Dylan is white and Mingus is black, their friendship is not simple. This is the story of their Brooklyn neighborhood, which is almost exclusively black despite the first whispers of something that will become known as "gentrification."

This is the story of 1970s America, a time when the most simple human decisions—what music you listen to, whether to speak to the kid in the seat next to you, whether to give up your lunch money—are laden with potential political, social and racial disaster. This is the story of 1990s America, when no one cared anymore.

This is the story of punk, that easy white rebellion, and crack, that monstrous plague. This is the story of the loneliness of the avant-garde artist and the exuberance of the graffiti artist.

This is the story of what would happen if two teenaged boys obsessed with comic book heroes actually had superpowers: They would screw up their lives.

This is the story of joyous afternoons of stickball and dreaded years of schoolyard extortion. This is the story of belonging to a society that doesn't accept you. This is the story of prison and of college, of Brooklyn and Berkeley, of soul and rap, of murder and redemption.

This is the story Jonathan Lethem was born to tell. This is THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE.
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About Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem - Fortress of Solitude
Jonathan Lethem is the author of nine novels, including most recently Dissident Gardens. A recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Lethem has published his stories and essays in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and The New York Times, among others. He lives in California.

About David Aaron Baker

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David Aaron Baker has appeared on Broadway in A Raisin in the Sun and Once Upon a Mattress. Film and television credits include Woody Allen’s Melinda and Melinda, Kissing Jessica Stein, Law & Order, Third Watch, Sex and the City, and The Practice.


  • Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
  • September 16, 2003
  • Fiction - Literary
  • Random House Audio
  • $19.95
  • 9780739306475

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