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Jonathan Lethem’s first detective novel since Motherless Brooklyn
“One of America’s greatest storytellers.” —Washington Post
Phoebe Siegler first meets Charles Heist in a shabby trailer on the eastern edge of Los Angeles. She’s looking for her friend’s missing daughter, Arabella, and hires Heist to help. A laconic loner who keeps his pet opossum in a desk drawer, Heist intrigues the sarcastic and garrulous Phoebe. Reluctantly, he agrees to help. The unlikely pair navigate the enclaves of desert-dwelling vagabonds and find that Arabella is in serious trouble—caught in the middle of a violent standoff that only Heist, mysteriously, can end. Phoebe’s trip to the desert was always going to be strange, but it was never supposed to be dangerous. . . .
Jonathan Lethem’s first detective novel since Motherless Brooklyn, The Feral Detective is a singular achievement by one of our greatest writers.
Bonus: Stay tuned after the end of the audiobook to hear an exclusive conversation between Zosia Mamet and Jonathan Lethem.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Jonathan Lethem moves his crime novel action from the dark alleys of Motherless Brooklyn to the sun-soaked, freewheeling West Coast, where disillusioned New Yorker Phoebe Siegler and brooding detective Charles Heist search for a runaway teen girl. But what begins as a hard-boiled mystery soon transforms into a fierce fable about life during the Trump administration. Girls star Zosia Mamet’s gravelly voice perfectly captures Lethem’s biting cultural commentary and sly comic dialogue. Seething and darkly hilarious, The Feral Detective examines how our political reality is particularly damaging for those on society’s fringes.