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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
SKU: 2210148
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2001 by Michael Chabon (author of Wonder Boys).
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Product Details
Format: Trade paperback

Condition: vg condition, very minor shelf wear, unread overstock copy, remainder marked

Size: 5.25"x8.0"

Pages: 640pp, 2000 edition


One night in 1939, Josef Kavalier shuffles into his cousin Sam Clay's cramped New York bedroom, his nerve-racking escape from Prague finally achieved. Little does he realise that this is the beginning of an extraordinary friendship and even more fruitful business partnership. Together, they create a comic strip called The Escapist, its superhero a Nazi-busting saviour who liberates the oppressed around the world. The Escapist makes their fortune, but Joe can think of only one thing: how can he effect a real-life escape, and free his family from the tyranny of Hitler?

"Absolutely gosh-wow, super-colossal- smart, funny, and a continual pleasure to read."- The Washington Post Book World

"Towering, swash-buckling thrill of a book.. the themes are masterfully explored, leaving the book's sense of humor intact and characters so tightly developed they could walk off the page."- Newsweek
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Description: One question immediately comes to mind when people see a copy of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay: is a book almost 700 pages long worth the time? And I can think of only one reply: definitely. There are some writers who try so hard to use highfaluting verbiage to the point that the prose only ends up sounding crude or contrived. Michael Chabon is not one of them. On the other hand, his labyrinthine sentences shine with such clarity and skill that upon reading the first paragraph, I i... More details