Gentlemen of the road: [a tale of adventure]
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This rollicking saga by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is set 1,000 years ago along the ancient Silk Road, and tells the tale of two wandering adventurers and unlikely soul mates.
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|Grouping Title||gentlemen of the road a tale of adventure|
|Grouping Author||chabon michael|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-07-22 23:11:40PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-22 00:11:44AM|
|available_at_catalog||East, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||East - Adult Audiobook, Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Audiobook, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, sprang from an early passion for the derring-do and larger-than-life heroes of classic comic books. Now, once more mining the rich past, Chabon summons the rollicking spirit of legendary adventures–from The Arabian Nights to Alexandre Dumas to Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories–in a wonderful new novel brimming with breathless action, raucous humor, cliff-hanging suspense, and a cast of colorful characters worthy of Scheherazade's most tantalizing tales.
They're an odd pair, to be sure: pale, rail-thin, black-clad Zelikman, a moody, itinerant physician fond of jaunty headgear, and ex-soldier Amram, a gray-haired giant of a man as quick with a razor-tongued witticism as he is with a sharpened battle-ax. Brothers under the skin, comrades in arms, they make their rootless way through the Caucasus Mountains, circa A.D. 950, living as they please and surviving however they can–as blades and thieves for hire and as practiced bamboozlers, cheerfully separating the gullible from their money. No strangers to tight scrapes and close shaves, they've left many a fist shaking in their dust, tasted their share of enemy steel, and made good any number of hasty exits under hostile circumstances.
None of which has necessarily prepared them to be dragooned into service as escorts and defenders to a prince of the Khazar Empire. Usurped by his brutal uncle, the callow and decidedly ill-tempered young royal burns to reclaim his rightful throne. But doing so will demand wicked cunning, outrageous daring, and foolhardy bravado . . . not to mention an army. Zelikman and Amram can at least supply the former. But are these gentlemen of the road prepared to become generals in a full-scale revolution? The only certainty is that getting there–along a path paved with warriors and whores, evil emperors and extraordinary elephants, secrets, swordplay, and such stuff as the grandest adventures are made of–will be much more than half the fun.
From the Hardcover edition.
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|isbn||141594458, 9780307495655, 9780345501745, 9780345502070, 9781415944585|
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|itype_catalog||, Book, CD audio book|
|local_callnumber_catalog||CD AUDIO Fiction Chabon, Fiction Chabon|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||East, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000294080|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Del Rey/Ballantine Books,|2007.|204 p. ; 22 cm., ils:CARL0000353045|CD audio book|Audio Books||English|Books on Tape,|p2007.|4 sound discs (4 hr., 13 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:007f69f6-bc58-4879-b047-1aa5a43079c8|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2008||
|subject_facet||Adventure stories, American, Audiobooks, Azerbaijan -- History -- Fiction, Historical fiction, American, Humorous stories, American|
|title_display||Gentlemen of the road : a tale of adventure|
|title_full||Gentlemen of the Road A Tale of Adventure, Gentlemen of the road : a tale of adventure / Michael Chabon ; illustrated by Gary Gianni, Gentlemen of the road [sound recording] : [a tale of adventure] / by Michael Chabon|
|title_short||Gentlemen of the road :|
|title_sub||[a tale of adventure]|
|topic_facet||Adventure stories, American, Audiobooks, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, American, History, Humorous stories, American, Thriller|