THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Doubleday, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Selected as one of the best books of 2003 by the San Francisco Chronicle, which described it thus: 'This magnificent, ungainly, genre-cracking new novel by the author of "Motherless Brooklyn" is about all kinds of things -- about the past 40 years in America, about popular culture as a salve for the unpopular -- but maybe most of all, it's about how whites and blacks misunderstand each other. In exploring this, through the relationship of two teenage boys in a mixed Brooklyn neighborhood, Lethem winds up confronting race in America with a specificity most white novelists since Mark Twain have been too chicken to try.' SIGNED on the title page. 511 pp. ISBN: 0-385-500696.
Condition: Very good in near fine dust jacket (hint of cocking to spine.)