Armed only with a few clues and the powerful engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely-guarded secrets that hold the fate of the whole city in the balance. In a mystery that carries him from gin-soaked jazz clubs in Harlem to the hard-edged slums of Brooklyn and, finally, into the gilded halls of New York's power brokers, Lionel contends with thugs, corruption and the most dangerous man in the city to honor his friend and save the woman who might be his own salvation. View in iTunes. Critics Consensus: Motherless Brooklyn 's imposing length requires patience, but strong performances and a unique perspective make this a mystery worth investigating.
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We've curated a list of lesser-known films to help you explore the space-time continuum from the comfort of your couch. Get some picks. Title: Motherless Brooklyn Set against the backdrop of s New York, "Motherless Brooklyn" follows Lionel Essrog Norton , a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, as he ventures to solve his friend's murder.
Close Menu. Travelling or based outside United States? Video availability outside of United States varies. Sign in to see videos available to you. Set in s New York, a lonely afflicted private detective ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and unravels secrets that hold the fate of the whole city in the balance. More purchase options.
Motherless Brooklyn is a novel by Jonathan Lethem that was first published in The story is set in Brooklyn, and follows Lionel Essrog, a detective who has Tourette's , a disorder marked by involuntary tics. Essrog works for Frank Minna, a small-time neighborhood owner of a "seedy and makeshift" detective agency. Under the guise of a detective novel, Lethem has written a more piercing tale of investigation, one revealing how the mind drives on its own "wheels within wheels.