By Michael Chabon
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
The cherished, award-winning The awesome Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, a Michael Chabon masterwork, is the yank epic of 2 boy geniuses named Joe Kavalier and Sammy Clay. Now with unique bonus fabric through Michael Chabon.
A “towering, swash-buckling thrill of a publication” (Newsweek), hailed as Chabon’s “magnum opus” (The ny overview of Books), The outstanding Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is a triumph of originality, mind's eye, and storytelling, an exuberant, impossible to resist novel that starts in manhattan urban in 1939. a tender break out artist and budding magician named Joe Kavalier arrives at the doorstep of his cousin, Sammy Clay. whereas the lengthy shadow of Hitler falls throughout Europe, the US is fortunately in thrall to the Golden Age of comedian books, and in a far off nook of Brooklyn, Sammy is seeking how to make the most of the fashion. He reveals the right associate within the aloof, artistically talented Joe, and jointly they embark on an experience that takes them deep into the guts of new york, and the guts of out of date American ambition. From the shared fears, desires, and wishes of 2 teenage boys, they spin comedian publication stories of the heroic, fascist-fighting Escapist and the gorgeous, mysterious Luna Moth, otherworldly mistress of the evening. mountain climbing from the streets of Brooklyn to the head of the Empire kingdom construction, Joe and Sammy carve out lives, and careers, as bright as cyan and magenta ink. Spanning continents and eras, this terrific publication by means of certainly one of America’s most interesting writers is still one of many defining novels of our smooth American age.
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Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, nationwide booklet Critics Circle Award, and Los Angeles Times ebook Prize
Winner of the Bay sector ebook Reviewers Award and the recent York Society Library publication Award
Named one of many 10 most sensible Books of the last decade through Entertainment Weekly
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