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Publisher Comments:

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 Gradys student, James Leer, a budding writer obsessed with Hollywood self-destruction and struggling with his own searching heart. All those who love Michael Chabons The Yiddish Policemens 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 Chabons novel but essentially it is something rarer: satirical comedy.”

-Los Angeles Times Book Review

Synopsis:

Grady Tripp Is A Pot-smoking Middle Aged Novelist who has stalled on a 2,611 page opus titled Wonder Boys. His student James Leer is a troubled young writer obsessed by Hollywood suicides and at work on this own first novel. Grady's bizarre editor Terry Crabtree and another student, Hannah Green, come together in his wildly comic, moving, and finally profound search for an ending to his book and a purpose to his life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812979213
Author:
Chabon, Michael
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Authors
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.02x5.22x.86 in. .63 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Grady Tripp Is A Pot-smoking Middle Aged Novelist who has stalled on a 2,611 page opus titled Wonder Boys. His student James Leer is a troubled young writer obsessed by Hollywood suicides and at work on this own first novel. Grady's bizarre editor Terry Crabtree and another student, Hannah Green, come together in his wildly comic, moving, and finally profound search for an ending to his book and a purpose to his life.
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