More than that: Lethem wants to give Lionel the verbal grace that he deserves, whether his thought-patterns realistically would look like that or not. Lionel Essorg grew up in St Vincent's Home for orphans and quickly gets in with a group of Italian guys, with Frank Minna playing the father figure. Read previously circa and again several years later. His first novel, Gun, with Occasional Music, a genre work that mixed elements of science fiction and detective fiction, was published in This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [Does the giant really exist in Motherless Brooklyn?
Nicole. Age: 26.
He always made Frank laugh with his verbal tics and twitchiness.
Kendra. Age: 29.
It's all so vivid, and the details capture little insights about this world and our world every other sentence. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. New York detective agency, members killed, Brooklyn underworld, hitmen, mob funding, Japanese profiteers. I truly enjoyed reading this novel from his perspective.