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The Feral Detective

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
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 navigates the enclaves of desert-dwelling vagabonds and finds 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.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Like The Crying of Lot 49 as written and directed by Elaine May, The Feral Detective is hilarious and terrifying and wrenching. Phoebe is one of the grandest, funniest heroes I've come upon in a long time." - Megan Abbott

"Wild, urgent, and very funny. As always, Lethem writes knowingly and brilliantly about weird, off-the-grid, wayward America. In his ever-more-electric prose, he illuminates both the barbarity and the beauty." - Dana Spiotta

"A nimble and uncanny performance, brimming with Lethem's trademark verve and wit." - Colson Whitehead


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April 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Feral Detective
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
ISBN: 1-78649-748-4 / 978-1-78649-748-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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November 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Feral Detective: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
ISBN: 0-06-285906-4 / 978-0-06-285906-8 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

August 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Feral Detective: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
ISBN: 0-06-285907-2 / 978-0-06-285907-5 (USA edition)
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November 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Feral Detective
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ISBN: 1-78649-749-2 / 978-1-78649-749-9 (UK edition)
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November 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Feral Detective
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
ISBN: 0-06-286824-1 / 978-0-06-286824-4 (USA edition)
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November 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Feral Detective: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
ISBN: 0-06-286096-8 / 978-0-06-286096-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Audio Editions

November 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: The Feral Detective
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
ISBN: 1-982552-47-6 / 978-1-982552-47-3
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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November 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: The Feral Detective: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
ISBN: 1-982552-48-4 / 978-1-982552-48-0
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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November 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Feral Detective
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
ISBN: 1-982552-49-2 / 978-1-982552-49-7
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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November 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Feral Detective: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: HarperAudio
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November 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Feral Detective: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: HarperAudio
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November 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Feral Detective: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Feral Detective: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: Ecco
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November 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Feral Detective: From the Bestselling author of Motherless Brooklyn
Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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