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Wonder Boys - by Michael Chabon (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 368

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Humorous

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Random House Trade

Book theme: General

Author: Michael Chabon

Language: English

Street Date: April 29, 2008
TCIN: 11336373
UPC: 9780812979213
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-5042

Description

A modern classic, now in a welcome new edition, Wonder Boys firmly established Michael Chabon as a force to be reckoned with in American fiction. At once a deft parody of the American fame factory and a piercing portrait of young and old desire, this novel introduces two unforgettable characters: Grady Tripp, a former publishing prodigy now lost in a fog of pot and passion and stalled in the midst of his endless second book, and Grady's student, James Leer, a budding writer obsessed with Hollywood self-destruction and struggling with his own searching heart. All those who love Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policemen's Union and his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay will find the same elegant imagination, bold humor, and undeniable warmth at work in Wonder Boys.

"[A] wise, wildly funny story . . . Chabon is a flat-out wonderful writer- evocative and inventive, pointed and poignant."
-Chicago Tribune

"Whether making us laugh or making us feel the breathtaking impermanence of things, Michael Chabon keeps us wide awake and reading."
-All Things Considered

"Beguiling and wickedly smart . . . There is first-rate satirical farce in Chabon's novel but essentially it is something rarer: satirical comedy."
-Los Angeles Times Book Review

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