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Author Chabon, Michael, author.

Title The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay : a novel / Michael Chabon.

Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2000]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Bradley PL Adult Fiction - BRBB-2  FIC CHA    AVAILABLE
 Cherry Valley PLD Adult Fiction - CHVY-11  F CHA    AVAILABLE
 Galena PL Adult Fiction - GALY-13  FIC CHA    AVAILABLE
 Hanover Twp Lib Stacks - HNLY-13  F CHA    AVAILABLE
 Harvard Diggins Lib Adult Fiction - HRLY-11  FIC CHA    AVAILABLE
 Joliet Twp High SD 204 - Central Campus Reading Counts - JCHB-1  EBS HIS CHA (R)    AVAILABLE
 Julia Hull DL Adult Fiction - JHLY-14  FIC CHABO    DUE 02-24-20
 Kankakee PL First Floor - KKBB-2  FIC CHABON    AVAILABLE
 Manteno PL Adult Fiction - MNBB-2  F CHABON    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Fiction - MPLG-6  FIC CHA    AVAILABLE

Edition First edition.
Description 639 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents Part I. The escape artist -- Part II. A couple of boy geniuses -- Part III. The funny-book war -- Part IV. The golden age -- Part V. Radioman -- Part VI. The league of the golden key.
Summary With this brilliant novel, the bestselling author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Wonder Boys gives us an exhilarating triumph of language and invention, a stunning novel in which the tragicomic adventures of a couple of boy geniuses reveal much about what happened to America in the middle of the twentieth century. Like Phillip Roth's American Pastoral or Don DeLillo's Underworld, Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is a superb novel with epic sweep, spanning continents and eras, a masterwork by one of America's finest writers. It is New York City in 1939. Joe Kavalier, a young artist who has also been trained in the art of Houdini-esque escape, has just pulled off his greatest feat to date: smuggling himself out of Nazi-occupied Prague. He is looking to make big money, fast, so that he can bring his family to freedom. His cousin, Brooklyn's own Sammy Clay, is looking for a collaborator to create the heroes, stories, and art for the latest novelty to hit the American dreamscape: the comic book. Out of their fantasies, fears, and dreams, Joe and Sammy weave the legend of that unforgettable champion the Escapist. And inspired by the beautiful and elusive Rosa Saks, a woman who will be linked to both men by powerful ties of desire, love, and shame, they create the otherworldly mistress of the night, Luna Moth. As the shadow of Hitler falls across Europe and the world, the Golden Age of comic books has begun. The brilliant writing that has led critics to compare Michael Chabon to John Cheever and Vladimir Nabokov is everywhere apparent in The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. Chabon writes "like a magical spider, effortlessly spinning out elaborate webs of words that ensnare the reader," wrote Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times about Wonder Boys-and here he has created, in Joe Kavalier, a hero for the century.
Audience 1170L Lexile
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.8 38 49823.
Reading Counts RC High School 9 44 Quiz: 26059 Guided reading level: NR.
Awards Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 2001
Subject Comic books, strips, etc. -- Authorship -- Fiction.
Heroes in mass media -- Fiction.
Czech Americans -- Fiction.
Young men -- Fiction.
Cartoonists -- Fiction.
Coming of age -- Fiction.
Cartoonists. (OCoLC)fst00848081
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Authorship. (OCoLC)fst00869148
Czech Americans. (OCoLC)fst00886333
Heroes in mass media. (OCoLC)fst00955585
Young men. (OCoLC)fst01183263
Mass media -- Fiction.
Heroes -- Fiction.
Women heroes -- Fiction.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Technique -- Fiction.
Artists -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
New York (State) -- New York. (OCoLC)fst01204333
Genre/Form Bildungsromans.
Humorous fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Bildungsromans. (OCoLC)fst01726536
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Humorous fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726649
Humorous fiction.
ISBN 0679450041 (acid-free paper)
9780679450047 (acid-free paper)

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