Gun, with Occasional Music

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Harcourt, 1994 - Fiction - 271 pages
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Gumshoe Conrad Metcalf has problems-there's a rabbit in his waiting room and a trigger-happy kangaroo on his tail. Near-future Oakland is a brave new world where evolved animals are members of society, the police monitor citizens by their karma levels, and mind-numbing drugs such as Forgettol and Acceptol are all the rage.
Metcalf has been shadowing Celeste, the wife of an affluent doctor. Perhaps he's falling a little in love with her at the same time. When the doctor turns up dead, our amiable investigator finds himself caught in a crossfire between the boys from the Inquisitor's Office and gangsters who operate out of the back room of a bar called the Fickle Muse.
Mixing elements of sci-fi, noir, and mystery, this clever first novel from the author of Motherless Brooklyn is a wry, funny, and satiric look at all that the future may hold.

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Gun, with occasional music

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Private detective Conrad Metcalf finds himself the victim of an official inquisition when the murder of a former client and an obvious cover-up attempt lead him into dangerous political territory. Set ... Read full review

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I really wanted to give this book 3 and 1/2 stars. Really. So for now I'm wedging it into the 3 star mark. I'll be a bag of jerk here and start with the main gripes. First off, I felt very little for ... Read full review

About the author (1994)

Jonathan Lethem is the author of seven novels, including National Book Critics Circle Award-winning Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude. He lives in New York City.

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