Telegraph Avenue

Author(s): Michael Chabon

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From Michael Chabon, the bestselling author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay; his first novel in 5 years is a lovingly painted pop-culture epic. One street in Oakland, California. As the summer of 2004 draws to a close, Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are hanging in there, co-regents of Brokeland Records. Their wives, Gwen and Aviva, are the Berkeley Birth Partners, a pair of semi-legendary midwives. When former star quarterback Gibson Goode announces plans to dump his latest Dogpile megastore on Telegraph Avenue, Nat and Archy fear the worst for their vulnerable little enterprise. As behind Goode's proposal lurks a nefarious scheme. While their husbands struggle to mount a defence, Aviva and Gwen find themselves caught up in a professional battle that tests the limits of their friendship. And into their already tangled lives comes Titus Joyner, the teenage son Archy has never acknowledged. An intimate epic set to the laid-back beat of classic vinyl soul-jazz and pulsing with a virtuosic, pyrotechnical style all of its own, 'Telegraph Avenue' is Michael Chabon's most dazzling book yet.

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"An end-of-an era epic....A Joyce-an remix with a hipper rhythm track."--"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/sep/05/telegraph-avenue-michael-chabon-review

Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of seven novels - including The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and The Yiddish Policemen's Union - two collections of short stories, and one other work of non-fiction. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and children.

General Fields

  • : 9780007318490
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : Fourth Estate Ltd
  • : June 2011
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 912
  • : 813.54
  • : 550
  • : Michael Chabon
  • : Paperback