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The Early Word: Revisiting a 'Motherless Brooklyn'

Jonathan Lethem's novel to be discussed in Fort Greene tonight.

1. In 1999, Brooklyn author Jonathan Lethem gave the reading public one of most unique protagonists in modern fiction, a.k.a. Lionel Essrog, a detective bedeviled by an unending series of often bizarrely inappropriate "tics." Today, attempts to unravel Lethem's sometimes puzzling and always engrossing breakout bestselling novel. Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton St. 7:30 p.m.

2. A young woman, traumatized by her dictatorial father's insistence she be raised as a boy, finds herself the unwitting patient in Pegasus, part of . Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza. 6:30 p.m. Free.

3. PACC's penultimate offers advice on applying for mortgages and closing on home sales. Pratt Area Community Council, 226 Lefferts Place. 6:30 p.m. $50.

4. The BAMcinématek series, The Next Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev, offers up , a psychological-thriller-cum-road-movie following two young brothers whose long-absent father returns unexpectedly. BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave. 4:30 p.m., 6:50 p.m. (Q&A with director Zvyagintsev), 9:30 p.m. $12. 

5. Alternate side parking rules are in effect.

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