Book Pick: Chronic City
An urban quest for Borgesian truth in a culture of duplicity eruptswhen former child star and Manhattanite-about-town Chase Insteadmanmeets former hotshot music critic Perkus Tooth.
Author: Jonathan Lethem
Price: $34.00 (Hardcover)
An urban quest for Borgesian truth in a culture of duplicity erupts when former child star and Manhattanite-about-town Chase Insteadman meets former hotshot music critic Perkus Tooth. While both are deterred by personal trials (Chase’s fiancée is trapped in space, Perkus spends his days in a marijuana-fueled daze), the pair does seem a perfectly imperfect fit, which only makes their noir trek together in search of reality all the more entertaining. Chronic City delves into themes of celebrity, detachment and the modern urban experience in Lethem’s comically sophisticated narrative style.