Reece Tyler is a young man with Amnesia. In fact, his amnesia is so bad that he is unable to remember that he grew up without a mother. He thus lives his life as if he had a mother and if he hadn't grown up in Carroll Gardens Brooklyn. But things all change when he meets a girl... the girl of his dreams...
By playing with the stereotypes and genres of a Lethem novel, Jonathan Lethem turns the Lethem novel on its head with the zany twist that this character can't remember he doesn't have a mother and is therefore no way affected by it. He also only vaguely remembers things about Brooklyn.
"A very un-Lethemy surprise from Lethem"
- Seattle Times
"A brilliant page turner. Except not much happens..."
- LA Times
"Brilliantly turns the Lethem genre on it's head."
- Chicago Tribune