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Telegraph Avenue: a novel

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"An immensely gifted writer and magical prose stylist." --Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

New York Times bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon has transported readers to wonderful places: to New York City during the Golden Age of comic books (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay); to an imaginary Jewish homeland in Sitka, Alaska (The Yiddish Policemen's Union); to discover The Mysteries of Pittsburgh. Now he takes us to Telegraph Avenue in a big-hearted and exhilarating novel that explores the profoundly intertwined lives of two Oakland, California families, one black and one white. In Telegraph Avenue, Chabon lovingly creates a world grounded in pop culture--Kung Fu, '70s Blaxploitation films, vinyl LPs, jazz and soul music--and delivers a bravura epic of friendship, race, and secret histories.

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Full title telegraph avenue
Author chabon michael
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Last Update 2018-05-24 23:05:25PM
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title_display Telegraph Avenue : a novel
title_full Telegraph Avenue, Telegraph Avenue : a novel / Michael Chabon, Telegraph Avenue [electronic resource] : a novel / Michael Chabon, Telegraph Avenue [sound recording] : a novel / Michael Chabon
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topic_facet Audiobooks, Family secrets, Fiction, Literature, Male friendship