Monday, December 17, 2018

The Feral Detective

Lost. We are all lost in one way or another and often unmoored, so give in to that sensation as you read Jonathan Lethem’s novel titled, The Feral Detective. Narrator Phoebe Siegler has been lost since Trump’s election, so just before the inauguration, she leaves NYC ostensibly to find Arabella, the daughter of a friend who has gone missing. In the mountains and deserts of California, she enlists Sam Heist for help. He’s the detective. Their road trip pulls readers into unexpected places, where we remain lost and somewhat confused. I love Lethem’s finely written prose: often his perfect sentences provided an oasis when I was lost with the characters in the desert. Fans of literary fiction who also enjoy a good noir detective story are those readers most likely to enjoy this novel. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Feral Detective from

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