The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
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.
The 823rd greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 17th on The Millions: The Best Fiction of the Millennium (The Millions)
- - 19th on 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Complex)
- - 78th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
- - The Best Books of the 2000s (The Onion AV Club)