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Telegraph Avenue: A Novel - Michael Chabon
Telegraph Avenue: A Novel
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“An immensely gifted writer and magical prose stylist.”—Michiko Kakutani, New York Times New York Times bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon has transported readers to wonderful places: to New York City during the Golden Age of comic books (The Amazing Adventures of... show more
“An immensely gifted writer and magical prose stylist.”—Michiko Kakutani, New York Times New York Times bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon has transported readers to wonderful places: to New York City during the Golden Age of comic books (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay); to an imaginary Jewish homeland in Sitka, Alaska (The Yiddish Policemen’s Union); to discover The Mysteries of Pittsburgh. Now he takes us to Telegraph Avenue in a big-hearted and exhilarating novel that explores the profoundly intertwined lives of two Oakland, California families, one black and one white. In Telegraph Avenue, Chabon lovingly creates a world grounded in pop culture—Kung Fu, ’70s Blaxploitation films, vinyl LPs, jazz and soul music—and delivers a bravura epic of friendship, race, and secret histories.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780061493355 (006149335X)
ASIN: 006149335X
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
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XOX
XOX rated it
2.5 Lack of likable characters made this book a struggle
I used to like Michael Chabon's books. This one, is a struggle for me. The part about a new mega record store opening in a poor neighborhood driving out local business a bit boring. The midwife character made me wants to throw this book against the wall. The two seemingly separate stories a...
guiltlessreader
guiltlessreader rated it
A chunkster of a book that is a book version of a messy, non-holds-barred, visual-fest Tarantino movie. Several storylines intertwine to highlight the angst of passionate living. Those who love popular culture will no doubt eat this up. Those who enjoy a nostalgic road trip will enjoy references to ...
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