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Jonathan Lethem's books include Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude. Sylvia Plachy hide caption

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Author Jonathan Lethem says he's giving away the option on film rights to his new novel. But Lethem gets to choose who makes the movie for You Don't Love Me Yet. In return, he wants 2 percent of the budget when the film is done. Renee Montagne talks to the novelist about his decision.