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The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
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Read from July 07 to August 20, 2011

A great coming-of-age in Brooklyn story. It has elements of mystical realism that strangely added to the child-like quality of the story, although the focus was much more on race-relations in a gentrifying neighborhood (Cobble Hill) between two boys, one black and one white, told mostly from the point of view of the white boy. I really enjoy Lethem's writing, and recommend him to anyone who loves New York City and Brooklyn.
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