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Motherless Brooklyn is a novel by Jonathan Lethem that was first published in 1999. The story is set in Brooklyn, and follows Lionel Essrog, a detective who has Tourette's, a disorder marked by involuntary tics. Essrog works for Frank Minna, a small-time neighborhood owner of a "seedy and makeshift" detective agency, who is shot with his own gun. Together, Essrog and three other characters—Tony, Danny, and Gilbert—call themselves "the Minna Men".
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original title: Motherless Brooklyn, Безматерній Бруклін
language: English
date of publication: 1999
genre: detective novel
narrative location: New York City
follows: Girl in Landscape

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