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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

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About the Author

Michael Chabon's works of fiction include The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, A Model World, Wonder Boys, and Were-wolves in Their Youth. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, and Playboy and in a number of anthologies, among them Prize Stories 1999: The O. Henry Awards. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, Ayelet Waldman, also a novelist, and their children.

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Seth Hibbert, September 8, 2011 (view all comments by Seth Hibbert)
I didn't have a favorite author until I read Michael Chabon. I didn't have a favorite book until I read this one.
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Risa Mish, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by Risa Mish)
Yes, I know, I am a decade behind the curve here, but still: this was the best book I read this year. So, as the cliche goes, Better Late Than Never!
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Robert Miner, February 14, 2007 (view all comments by Robert Miner)
Set during the rush to capitalize on the success of Superman during the Golden Age of Comics, writers and illustrators create powerful alter-ego superheroes while feeling impotent to rescue family and friends from the Holocaust and the Nazis. Chabon captures the Pow! Bam! and Zap! of the comic book era combined with the poignancy and the humanity of people caught in a struggle with evil villains and personal demons worse than those their superheroes fight.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679450047
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Chabon, Michael
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Czech Americans
Subject:
Heroes in mass media.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
fiction;comics;comic books;historical fiction;novel;new york;wwii;pulitzer prize;american;literature;pulitzer;superheroes;new york city;holocaust;homosexuality;contemporary fiction;judaism;contemporary;20th century;golem;gay;historical;magic;jews;history;
Subject:
fiction;comics;comic books;historical fiction;novel;new york;wwii;pulitzer prize;american;literature;pulitzer;superheroes;new york city;holocaust;homosexuality;contemporary fiction;judaism;contemporary;20th century;golem;gay;historical;magic;jews;history;
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
99-7
Publication Date:
20000919
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
9.64x6.42x1.39 in. 2.20 lbs.

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