What are some other works where Brooklyn is a character or major setting? I mean big-timey books, not “Oh, yeah, my brother wrote a thingie called Brooklyn Vampire Squids Eat Your Mama’s Hat!” or whatever.
  1. Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby, Jr.
  2. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  3. Only the Dead Know Brooklyn”, by Thomas Wolfe
  4. Fortress of Solitude
    Jonathan Lethem
    Suggested by @ameliarunyan
  5. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chavon
    Suggested by @alissamaynot
  6. "Brooklyn Follies" - Paul Auster
    Also "Oracle Night" and "The Falling Man" IIRC
    Suggested by @evanp
  7. Sunset Park
    Paul Auster
    Suggested by @ameliarunyan
  8. Just Kids
    Suggested by @saraivry
  9. "Motherless Brooklyn" by Lethem
    Suggested by @GrahamTravis
  10. "Brooklyn," by Colm Toibin
    Suggested by @gcowles
  11. "Desperate Characters," by Paula Fox
    Suggested by @gcowles