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Chronic City Jonathan Lethem's latest novel follows the blank, descriptively named former teen actor Chase Insteadman as he floats, increasingly disoriented and...Chronic CityFiction Jonathan Lethem's latest novel follows the blank, descriptively named former teen actor Chase Insteadman as he floats, increasingly disoriented and...2009-10-09Doubleday
Chronic City
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Chronic City

Genre: Fiction; Author: Jonathan Lethem; Publisher: Doubleday

Jonathan Lethem’s latest novel follows the blank, descriptively named former teen actor Chase Insteadman as he floats, increasingly disoriented and adrift, between two New York worlds: one glamorous and social, the other bohemian and intellectual. Thick with paranoia, pot smoke, and pop culture references (both real and made-up), Chronic City is a feverish portrait of the anxiety and isolation of modern Manhattan, full of dark humor and dazzling writing. The book’s zonked philosophizing about the nature of reality wears a little thin, but Lethem’s claustrophobic vision of a world where everything is connected and nothing is as it seems proves both funny and frightening. A?

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