Men and Cartoons by Jonathan Lethem
(Vintage Contemporaries)

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A boozy ex-military captain trapped in a mysterious vessel searches for his runaway son, an aging superhero settles into academia, and a professional "dystopianist" receives a visit from a suicidal sheep. Men and Cartoons contains eleven fantastical, amusing, and moving stories written in a dizzying array of styles that shows the remarkable range and power of Lethem's vision. Sometimes firmly grounded in reality, and other times spinning off into utterly original imaginary worlds, this book brings together marvelous characters with incisive social commentary and thought provoking allegories. 
     A visionary and creative collection that only Jonathan Lethem could have produced, the Vintage edition features two stories not published in the hardcover edition, "The Shape We're In" and "Interview with the Crab. 

BONUS MATERIAL: This edition includes an excerpt from Jonathan Lethem's Dissident Gardens


About Jonathan Lethem

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JONATHAN LETHEM is the author of six novels, including Motherless Brooklyn,The Fortress of Solitude, and Gun, with Occasional Music. He lives in Brooklyn.
Published November 8, 2005 by Vintage. 240 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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The Vision is a kid the narrator, Joel, knew from.

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