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The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
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Feb 22, 12

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Read in January, 2012

Beautiful story on par with White Teeth or Oscar Wao (well, almost, though the comic book references make for a natural comparison). The life of a young white kid in a rough, primarily black Brooklyn neighborhood in the 60s that eventually gentrifies. Thoughtful, clever writing spanning many decades. Highly recommended.
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