Gun, With Occasional Music
Conrad Metcalf has problems. He has a monkey on his back, a rabbit in his waiting room, and a trigger-happy kangaroo on his tail. (Maybe evolution therapy is not such a good idea.)
He's been shadowing Celeste, the wife of an affluent Oakland urologist. Maybe falling in love with her a little at the same time. When the doctor turns up dead, Metcalf finds himself caught in a crossfire between the boys from the inquisitor's Office and the gangsters in the back room of the Fickle Muse.
Jonathan Lethem's first novel is a science fiction mystery. It's funny. It's not so funny.
Praise For Gun, With Occasional Music…
"Marries Chandler's style and Philip K. Dick's vision...an audaciously assured first novel!"--Newsweek
"Marvelous...a stylish, intelligent, darkly humorous and highly readable entertainment."--San Francisco Examiner
"Sharp, funny, visionary."--Jill Eisenstadt, author of Far Rockaway
Tor Books, 9780312858780, 272pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 1995