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A modern classic, now in a welcome new edition, Wonder Boys firmly established Michael Chabon as a force to be reckoned with in American fiction. At once a deft parody of the American fame factory and a piercing portrait of young and old desire, this novel introduces two unforgettable characters: Grady Tripp, a former publishing prodigy now lost in a fog of pot and passion and stalled in the midst of his endless second book, and Grady's student, James Leer, a budding writer obsessed with Hollywood self-destruction and struggling with his own searching heart. All those who love Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policemen's Union and his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay will find the same elegant imagination, bold humor, and undeniable warmth at work in Wonder Boys,

A] wise, wildly funny story . . . Chabon is a flat-out wonderful writer- evocative and inventive, pointed and poignant.

-Chicago Tribune

Whether making us laugh or making us feel the breathtaking impermanence of things, Michael Chabon keeps us wide awake and reading.

-All Things Considered

Beguiling and wickedly smart . . . There is first-rate satirical farce in Chabon's novel but essentially it is something rarer: satirical comedy.

-Los Angeles Times Book Review

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679415886
Author:
Chabon, Michael
Publisher:
Villard Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Authors
Subject:
Authors -- Fiction.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
87-29A
Publication Date:
1995
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368 p.

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