'The Uselessness of Art, the Dreamlike Fantasizing, Baroque Impulse, the Mischievous Need to Make Things That Are Not Useful'
Jonathan Lethem hypes his new novel
in the L.A. Times
"You Don't Love Me Yet" is not going to teach you anything. It's not incisive about Los Angeles. It's not incisive about its characters because they don't have enough of a career, they're just wannabes. It's really only a book about language and life and the impulse to make art. It's about evoking feeling in the reader, I hope -- laughter, embarrassment, yearning.