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The Resource Telegraph Avenue

Telegraph Avenue

Label
Telegraph Avenue
Title
Telegraph Avenue
Statement of responsibility
Michael Chabon
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Language
eng
Summary
"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
Summary
When ex-NFL quarterback Gibson Goode, the fourth-richest black man in America, announces plans to construct his latest Dogpile megastore on a nearby neglected stretch of Telegraph Avenue, Nat and Archy fear it means certain doom for their vulnerable little enterprise.
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Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2012.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2012.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2012.
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10132475
Cataloging source
DLC
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Chabon, Michael
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Telegraph Avenue
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5d983976-7a7e-48c3-b149-98f87c6cf631
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062124609
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Telegraph Avenue
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5d983976-7a7e-48c3-b149-98f87c6cf631
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062124609
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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