You Don't Love Me Yet

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Apr 8, 2008 - Fiction - 240 pages
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Bestselling author Jonathan Lethem delivers a hilarious novel about love, art, and what it's like to be young in Los Angeles.


Lucinda Hoekke's daytime gig as a telephone operator at the Complaint Line—an art gallery's high-minded installation piece—is about as exciting as listening to dead air. Her real passion is playing bass in her forever struggling, forever unnamed band. But recently a frequent caller, the Complainer, as Lucinda dubs him, has captivated her with his philosophical musings. When Lucinda's band begins to incorporate the Complainer's catchy, existential phrases into their song lyrics, they are suddenly on the cusp of their big break. There is only one problem: the Complainer wants in.

BONUS MATERIAL: This edition includes an excerpt from Jonathan Lethem's Dissident Gardens.   


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A struggling L.A. alternative rock band with no name has yet to play a gig. Matthew, the lead singer, works in the zoo and brings home a kangaroo he thinks needs better care. Denise, the drummer ... Read full review

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Two-and-half stars. This is the second book I've read in the last couple of years (along with Gate at the Stairs) that featured a female protagonist who plays electric bass. And in both cases, I found ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Jonathan Lethem is the author of six novels, including the bestsellers THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE and MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN, which

won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is also the author of two short story collections, MEN AND CARTOONS and THE WALL OF THE

SKY, WALL OF THE EYE, and a collection of autobiographical essays, THE DISSAPOINTMENT ARTIST. His stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Esquire, McSweeny's, Tin House, The New York Times and others. He was recently granted a MacArthur Genius Award. He lives in Brooklyn and Maine.

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