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 784th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 17th on The Millions: The Best Fiction of the Millennium (The Millions)
  2. - 19th on 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Complex)
  3. - 78th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  4. - The Best Books of the 2000s (The Onion AV Club)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Fortaleza De La Soledad/The Fortress of Solitude (Spanish Edition) Paperback 16391071 $69.99 2005
The Fortress of Solitude Paperback 67617 $5.38 $1.25 2004
La fortaleza de la soledad / The Fortress of Solitude (Literatura) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 19956967 $32.95 2004
The Fortress of Solitude Audio CD 3257017 $2.00
La fortaleza de la soledad Perfect Paperback 5677590 $13.50 1900
The Fortress of Solitude Kindle Edition 45510 $9.99 2004
The Fortress of Solitude: A Novel Hardcover 96962 $7.40 $0.01 2003
The Fortress of Solitude Paperback 2800334 $8.76 $0.48 2005
The Fortress of Solitude Paperback 4346890 $10.07 $0.26 2004
La fortaleza de la soledad (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 1559824 2010