By Jonathan Lethem
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.
Read or Download Gun, with Occasional Music (Harvest Book) PDF
Similar literary books
From Publishers Weekly A captivating narrative voice, an insider's view of a fabled literary family and the sluggish revelation of heartbreaking secrets and techniques give a contribution to the visceral influence of this primary novel. From a couple of strains within the Alice B. Toklas prepare dinner publication, Truong reimagines the Vietnamese prepare dinner who was once employed through the well-known citizens at 27 rue de Fleurus.
From improving the flavor of meals to delivering a substrate for fermentation, sugar is popular around the globe for its value as a commodity. for plenty of centuries sugarcane has been cultivated and built, and we've got a massive variety of crop forms. in keeping with Blackburn’s hugely profitable Sugarcane, initially released in 1984, this new version has been absolutely revised and increased via a world crew of extensively revered sugarcane experts.
Here's the landscape of a brand new land — early forts, cities, and villages, pix and social scenes — as depicted in additional than 200 infrequent sketches and watercolours from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Canada. The work and drawings, drawn from surviving visible files, contain works via artists starting from girl amateurs and armed forces officials to pros reminiscent of William Armstrong and Lucius OBrien.
- The Stolen Child: A Novel
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Her Contemporaries: Literary and Intellectual Contexts (Amer Lit Realism & Naturalism)
- To Be Suddenly White: Literary Realism And Racial Passing
- Territorial Rights
- A Dictionary of Greek and Latin Legal Terms in Rabbinic Literature (Dictionaries of Talmud, Midrash, and Targum)
- Past Imperfect
Extra info for Gun, with Occasional Music (Harvest Book)
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.
Gun, with Occasional Music (Harvest Book) by Jonathan Lethem