Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • Girl in Landscape
  • Written by Jonathan Lethem
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780375703911
  • Our Price: $14.00
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Girl in Landscape

Buy now from Random House

  • Girl in Landscape
  • Written by Jonathan Lethem
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9780307791771
  • Our Price: $9.99
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Girl in Landscape

Buy now from Random House

See more online stores - Girl in Landscape

Girl in Landscape

    Select a Format:
  • Book
  • eBook
  • Audiobook

A Novel

Written by Jonathan LethemAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jonathan Lethem



eBook

List Price: $9.99

eBook

On Sale: April 13, 2011
Pages: 288 | ISBN: 978-0-307-79177-1
Published by : Vintage Knopf

Audio Editions

Read by David Aaron Baker
On Sale: September 04, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-7393-5724-8
More Info...
Listen to an excerpt
Visit RANDOM HOUSE AUDIO to learn more about audiobooks.


Girl in Landscape Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - Girl in Landscape
  • Email this page - Girl in Landscape
  • Print this page - Girl in Landscape
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
ABOUT THE AUTHOR ABOUT THE AUTHOR
PRAISE PRAISE
Tags for this book (powered by Library Thing)
» see more tags
» hide
Synopsis

Synopsis

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. 

Jonathan Lethem

About Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem - Girl in Landscape
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.
Praise

Praise

"One of the most original voices among younger American novelists....Jonathan Lethem's imagination [is]...marvelously fertile." --Newsday

"Lethem is opening up blue sky for American fiction."--Village Voice

"Complex, scary and finally moving."--Atlanta Journal & Constitution

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: