A Brooklyn neighborhood in the ‘70s is the stage upon which is played out through the life of one little white boy the epic transition from the Summer of Love to the dawning of Reagan’s America. Crack cocaine, comic book superheroes, Soul music and Punk, creative spirit and dispiriting wasteland, Dylan Ebdus and his homeboy Mingus Rude are on the ride of their lifetimes, growing up as we do in their own very particular circumstances that touch the human in us all. A ring that variably bestows the magical powers of flight and invisibility is sadly comic and lost in the details of life, forgotten on a shelf from childhood to bring back to the adult world dreams that never seem to work out quite like the child once imagined. Congratulations, Jonathan Lethem.
I wanted to write a classic regular folks would actually read. I wanted to write an adventure academics would find resonant with meaning. You tell me how well I did.