You Don't Love Me Yet

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Apr 8, 2008 - Fiction - 223 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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User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

What a disappointment! I like Lethem, and have enjoyed several previous books of his. The quotes on the book jacket promise that it's "smart, funny, and hip" and "a novel of exquisite charm and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jordan - Goodreads

Did I enjoy this book? yes. Am I an insane Lethem completest? yes. If my boat was sinking would I throw this one overboard if it meant I could save Chronic City, Fortress of Solitude or Motherless Brooklyn? most definitely. 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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