New York: Doubleday, 2003. First Edition. Octavo. 511 pp. (24 cm.) Half cloth, marine blue paper boards, with silver titles on spine. Pictorial dust jacket. Minor edge wear to jacket. Near Fine. Item #85
"Fortress of Solitude" is the coming-of-age story of two teenage boys growing up in 1980s era Brooklyn. And although we think this story familiar, it is, one of mankind's oldest. Two boys, one white, one black, one magic ring and two destinies in a city beset with racial and social problems. It is in Brooklyn, before its eventual uber-gentrification, where these kids try to find a place for themselves, a "Fortress of Solitutde", or place of their own, as those societal inevitabilities of American life encroach upon them.