Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | August 8, 2014

Peter Mendelsund: IMG The Powell's Playlist: Water Music by Peter Mendelsund



We "see" when we read, and we "see" when we listen. There are many ways in which music can create the cross-sensory experience of this seeing...... Continue »
  1. $11.87 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$9.50
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Literature- A to Z

More copies of this ISBN

Wonder Boys

by

Wonder Boys Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

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 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

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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.

Other books you might like

  1. Straight Man: A Novel
    Used Trade Paper $1.95
  2. Empire Falls: A Novel
    Used Trade Paper $1.50
  3. Choke: A Novel
    Used Hardcover $4.95
  4. The Hours
    Used Hardcover $3.95
  5. Thirtynothing Used Trade Paper $5.95
  6. The Virgin Suicides
    Used Trade Paper $4.50

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » American Studies » Popular Culture

Wonder Boys Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$9.50 In Stock
Product details 368 p. pages Villard Books - English 9780679415886 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.