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What we’re reading: Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
Join us for a drink and a chat at the Jericho Tavern to discuss this month’s book, Fortress of Solitude, a New York Times bestseller.
The Fortress of Solitude is a 2003 semi-autobiographical novel by Jonathan Lethem set in Brooklyn and spanning the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s. It follows two teenage friends, Dylan Ebdus and Mingus Rude, one white and one black, who discover a magic ring. The novel explores the issues of race and culture, gentrification, self-discovery, and music.