New PDF release: Gun, with Occasional Music (Harvest Book)

By Jonathan Lethem

ISBN-10: 0156028972

ISBN-13: 9780156028974

Gumshoe Conrad Metcalf has problems-there's a rabbit in his ready room and a trigger-happy kangaroo on his tail. Near-future Oakland is a courageous new global the place advanced animals are individuals of society, the police visual display unit voters through their karma degrees, and mind-numbing medications comparable to Forgettol and Acceptol are the entire rage. Metcalf has been shadowing Celeste, the spouse of an prosperous health practitioner. possibly he is falling a bit in love together with her whilst. while the medical professional turns up useless, our amiable investigator unearths himself stuck in a crossfire among the lads from the Inquisitor's place of work and gangsters who function out of the again room of a bar referred to as the Fickle Muse. blending components of sci-fi, noir, and secret, this shrewdpermanent first novel from the writer of Motherless Brooklyn is a wry, humorous, and satiric examine all that the longer term may possibly carry.

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She put the books down on the coffee table, sat on the carpet, and pulled off her little shoes. “Learning to read,” I repeated. ” “At growth camp. I go every day. ” “Celeste is your mother,” I suggested, keeping it a statement. I could get in trouble busting into houses and questioning defenseless little cats. “No, silly. ” An alley cat is your mother, I thought, but I didn’t say it. “Pansy and Celeste live together,” I tried. ” This was too easy. “No, silly. ” I thought about the possible relationships: sisters, lovers, employer and employee.

Now she’s—cowering. She’s afraid to tell me what’s the matter.

If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem, right? I snorted another line and sighed. It was worse than stupid to get involved with the Stanhunt murder. Yet I was experiencing that sense of inevitability that always comes at the start of a new case. I’d woken up with the feeling, and it hadn’t gone away. When you’re young, you think falling in love means meeting a beautiful stranger. The feeling I’d had when I heard the musical news was like that. But then you find yourself getting involved with your best friend’s kid sister, the girl who’s been underfoot all along and who’s already seen you at some of your worst moments.

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