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Michael Chabon - Maps ​and Legends
Michael ​Chabon's sparkling first book of nonfiction is a love song in 16 parts — a series of linked essays in praise of reading and writing, with subjects running from ghost stories to comic books, Sherlock Holmes to Cormac McCarthy. Throughout, Chabon energetically argues for a return to the thrilling, chilling origins of storytelling, rejecting the false walls around "serious" literature in favor of a wide-ranging affection. His own fiction, meanwhile, is explored from the perspective of personal history: post-collegiate desperation sparks his debut, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh; procrastination and doubt reveal the way toward Wonder Boys; a love of comics and a basement golem combine to create the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay; and an enigmatic Yiddish phrasebook unfurls into The Yiddish Policeman's

Michael Chabon - Werewolves ​in Their Youth
The ​author of Wonder Boys returns with a powerful and wonderfully written collection of stories. Caught at moments of change, Chabon's men and women, children and husbands and wives, all face small but momentous decisions. They are caught in events that will crystallize and define their lives forever, and with each, Michael Chabon brings his unique vision and uncanny understanding of our deepest mysteries and our greatest fears.

Michael Chabon - The ​Mysteries Of Pittsburgh
The ​enthralling debut from bestselling novelist Michael Chabon is a penetrating narrative of complex friendships, father-son conflicts, and the awakening of a young man’s sexual identity. Chabon masterfully renders the funny, tender, and captivating first-person narrative of Art Bechstein,whose confusion and heartache echo the tones of literary forebears like The Catcher in the Rye’s Holden Caulfield and The Great Gatsby’s Nick Carraway. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh incontrovertibly established Chabon as a powerful force in contemporary fiction, even before his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay set the literary world spinning. An unforgettable story of coming of age in America, it is also an essential milestone in the movement of American fiction, from a novelist who has become one of the most important and enduring voices of this generation.

Michael Chabon - Die ​Geheimnisse von Pittsburgh
Nach ​dem Sommer soll Art „erwachsen“ werden und seine Turnschuhe gegen seriöse Lederslipper tauschen - doch vorher will er leben. Er begegnet der schönen Phlox, dem verwirrenden Lecomte und dem Geldeintreiber Cleveland, verliert seine Ideale und entdeckt ungeahnte Gefühle. Und so kommt er ihnen langsam auf die Spur: den Geheimnissen von Pittsburgh und denen des Lebens.

Michael Chabon - A ​Model World and Other Stories
"Poignant ​... affecting ... witty ... wrenching ... a terrific writer." -- Washington Post Book World "Excellent ... a powerfully gifted young writer. These stories are worth savoring ... Michael Chabon is a writer of distinction." -- Newsday "Chabon moves across powerful emotional ground with certainty and delicacy. There are heartbreaking moments in these stories, but they are rendered so precisely, through incidents that capture the subtlest of feelings, that the reader can only smile at Chabon's skill." -- Chicago Tribune "Splendid ... brilliant ... intelligent ... refreshingly optimistic ... at once lyrical andunembellished, elegant and spare. Chabon is the genuine article." -- Miami Herald „Natural-as-sunshine artistry... Chabon can run rings around the competition. Definitely a book to read.” – Entertainment Weekly. Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the _The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Werewolves In Their Youth, Wonder Boys, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Summerland_ (a novel for children), and _The Final Solution_. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.

Michael Chabon - Telegraph ​Avenue
As ​the summer of 2004 draws to a close, Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are still hanging in there—longtime friends, bandmates, and co-regents of Brokeland Records, a kingdom of used vinyl located in the borderlands of Berkeley and Oakland. Their wives, Gwen Shanks and Aviva Roth-Jaffe, are the Berkeley Birth Partners, two semi-legendary midwives who have welcomed more than a thousand newly minted citizens into the dented utopia at whose heart—half tavern, half temple—stands Brokeland. When ex–NFL quarterback Gibson Goode, the fifth-richest black man in America, announces plans to build his latest Dogpile megastore on a nearby stretch of Telegraph Avenue, Nat and Archy fear it means certain doom for their vulnerable little enterprise. Meanwhile, Aviva and Gwen also find themselves caught up in a battle for their professional existence, one that tests the limits of their friendship. Adding another layer of complication to the couples' already tangled lives is the surprise appearance of Titus Joyner, the teenage son Archy has never acknowledged and the love of fifteen-year-old Julius Jaffe's life. An intimate epic, a NorCal Middlemarch set to the funky beat of classic vinyl soul-jazz and pulsing with a virtuosic, pyrotechnical style all its own, Telegraph Avenue is the great American novel we've been waiting for. Generous, imaginative, funny, moving, thrilling, humane, triumphant, it is Michael Chabon's most dazzling book yet.

Michael Chabon - The ​Yiddish Policemen's Union
The ​brilliantly original new novel from Michael Chabon, author of 'The Adventures of Kavalier & Clay' and 'The Final Solution'. What if, as Franklin Roosevelt once proposed, Alaska -- and not Israel -- had become the homeland for the Jews after World War II? In Michael Chabon's Yiddish-speaking 'Alyeska', Orthodox gangs in side-curls and knee breeches roam the streets of Sitka, where Detective Meyer Landsman discovers the corpse of a heroin-addled chess prodigy in the flophouse Meyer calls home. Marionette strings stretch back to the hands of charismatic Rebbe Gold, leader of a sect that seems to have drawn its mission statement from the Cosa Nostra -- but behind Rebbe looms an even larger shadow. Despite sensible protests from Berko, his half-Tlingit, half-Jewish partner, Meyer is determined to unsnarl the meaning behind the murder. Even if that means surrendering his badge and his dignity to the chief of Sitka's homicide unit -- also known as his fearsome ex-wife, Bina. 'The Yiddish Policemen's Union' interweaves a homage to the stylish menace of 1940s film noir with a bittersweet fable of identity, home and faith. It is a novel of colossal ambition and heart from one of the most important and beloved writers working today.

Michael Chabon - Moonglow
Following ​on the heels of his New York Times bestselling novel Telegraph Avenue, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon delivers another literary masterpiece: a novel of truth and lies, family legends, and existential adventure—and the forces that work to destroy us In 1989, fresh from the publication of his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Michael Chabon traveled to his mother’s home in Oakland, California to visit his terminally ill grandfather. Tongue loosened by powerful painkillers, memory stirred by the imminence of death, Chabon’s grandfather shared recollections and told stories the younger man had never heard before, uncovering bits and pieces of a history long buried and forgotten. That dreamlike week of revelations forms the basis for the novel Moonglow, the latest feat of legerdemain in the ongoing magic act that is the art of Michael Chabon. Moonglow unfolds as the deathbed confession, made to his grandson, of a man the narrator refers to only as “my grandfather.” It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and desire and ordinary love, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at mid-century and, above all, of the destructive impact—and the creative power—of the keeping of secrets and the telling of lies. A gripping, poignant, tragicomic, scrupulously researched and wholly imaginary transcript of a life that spanned the dark heart of the twentieth century, Moonglow is also a tour de force of speculative history in which Chabon attempts to reconstruct the mysterious origins and fate of Chabon Scientific, Co., an authentic mail-order novelty company whose ads for scale models of human skeletons, combustion engines and space rockets were once a fixture in the back pages of Esquire, Popular Mechanics, and Boy’s Life. Along the way Chabon devises and reveals, in bits and pieces whose hallucinatory intensity is matched only by their comic vigor and the radiant moonglow of his prose, a secret history of his own imagination. From the Jewish slums of prewar South Philadelphia to the invasion of Germany, from a Florida retirement village to the penal utopia of New York’s Wallkill Prison, from the heyday of the space program to the twilight of “the American Century,” Moonglow collapses an era into a single life and a lifetime into a single week. A lie that tells the truth, a work of fictional non-fiction, an autobiography wrapped in a novel disguised as a memoir, Moonglow is Chabon at his most daring, his most moving, his most Chabonesque.

Michael Chabon - The ​Final Solution
Retired ​to the English countryside, an eighty-nine-year-old man, rumored to be a once-famous detective, is more concerned with his beekeeping than with his fellow man. Into his life wanders Linus Steinman, nine years old and mute, who has escaped from Nazi Germany with his sole companion: an African gray parrot. What is the meaning of the mysterious strings of German numbers the bird spews out -- a top-secret SS code? The keys to a series of Swiss bank accounts? Or do they hold a significance both more prosaic and far more sinister? Though the solution may be beyond even the reach of the once-famous sleuth, the true story of the boy and his parrot is subtly revealed in a wrenching resolution.

Michael Chabon - Wonder ​Boys
Professor ​Grady Tripp has spent seven years trying to write the follow-up to his enormously successful first novel. "Wonder Boys" is now over two thousand pages long with no end in sight. Add to this an eccentric gay agent who comes to visit with drag queen in tow; a wife who has left; a mistress who is pregnant (and the chancellor of the college where Grady teaches); a suicidal but artistically promising young protege; a dead dog; and the winsome girl-next-door who shares Grady's house, and you have a hallucinogenic tome that employs both comedic and dramatic tones in the best possible ways.

Michael Chabon - Gentlemen ​of the Road
Michael ​Chabon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, sprang from an early passion for the derring-do and larger-than-life heroes of classic comic books. Now, once more mining the rich past, Chabon summons the rollicking spirit of legendary adventures–from The Arabian Nights to Alexandre Dumas to Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories–in a wonderful new novel brimming with breathless action, raucous humor, cliff-hanging suspense, and a cast of colorful characters worthy of Scheherazade’s most tantalizing tales. They’re an odd pair, to be sure: pale, rail-thin, black-clad Zelikman, a moody, itinerant physician fond of jaunty headgear, and ex-soldier Amram, a gray-haired giant of a man as quick with a razor-tongued witticism as he is with a sharpened battle-ax. Brothers under the skin, comrades in arms, they make their rootless way through the Caucasus Mountains, circa A.D. 950, living as they please and surviving however they can–as blades and thieves for hire and as practiced bamboozlers, cheerfully separating the gullible from their money. No strangers to tight scrapes and close shaves, they’ve left many a fist shaking in their dust, tasted their share of enemy steel, and made good any number of hasty exits under hostile circumstances. None of which has necessarily prepared them to be dragooned into service as escorts and defenders to a prince of the Khazar Empire. Usurped by his brutal uncle, the callow and decidedly ill-tempered young royal burns to reclaim his rightful throne. But doing so will demand wicked cunning, outrageous daring, and foolhardy bravado . . . not to mention an army. Zelikman and Amram can at least supply the former. But are these gentlemen of the road prepared to become generals in a full-scale revolution? The only certainty is that getting there–along a path paved with warriors and whores, evil emperors and extraordinary elephants, secrets, swordplay, and such stuff as the grandest adventures are made of–will be much more than half the fun.

Michael Chabon - The ​Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
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.

Michael Chabon - Jiddis ​rendőrök szövetsége
Krimi, ​sci-fi, sakkregény, alternatív történelmi fantazmagória, politikai szatíra, szerelmes regény, zsidó sorsregény, nabokovi ihletésű játék a nyelvvel: Michael Chabon 2007-ben megjelent, számos díjat elnyert könyve olyan kategorizálhatatlan, vagy olyan sokféleképpen kategorizálható – és élvezhető! –, hogy nem nagy merészség kimondani: az elmúlt évtizedek egyik legkülönösebb és legnagyszerűbb irodalmi alkotása. Chabon világában (ahol Hitler előbb legyőzte Sztálint, s aztán Berlinre hullott az első atombomba) Amerika a második világháború alatt elfogad egy törvényt, amelynek értelmében a menekülő zsidók letelepedhetnek Alaszkában, s így a holokausztban „csak” kétmillió zsidó pusztul el… A Palesztinában létrejövő zsidó államot az arab túlerő elpusztítja, s így a zsidóság nagy része Alaszkában köt ki, egy Sitka nevű városban és környékén, amely hatvan évre autonómiát kap. Itt, Sitkában játszódik a történet, akkor, amikor megint „fura idők járnak” – az autonómia hat évtizede után a jövő újból bizonytalan: a zsidók elveszítik már-már megszeretett új hazájukat. Landsman nyomozó és félig zsidó, félig alaszkai őslakos társa ekkor kezd el nyomozni egy rejtélyes gyilkosság ügyében, amiből a legelején csak annyi világos: az áldozat egy narkós fiú, és a szobában, ahol megölték, van egy sakktábla, rajta bizarr állással, amely talán valamiféle kulcsa lehet a megoldásnak

Michael Chabon - Ragyog ​a hold
A ​Pulitzer-díjas Michael Chabon újabb irodalmi remekművel jelentkezik igazságról és hazugságról, családi legendákról és egzisztenciális kalandokról, valamint azokról az erőkről, amelyek el akarnak bennünket pusztítani. A regény vallomás egy öregember halálos ágyáról. A szerző egy egész kort zsugorít egyetlen életbe, és egyetlen életet egyetlen hétbe a háború előtti Philadelphia zsidó nyomornegyedeitől Németország elfoglalásáig, egy floridai nyugdíjas falutól egy New York-i börtönig, az amerikai űrprogram aranykorától „az amerikai évszázad” alkonyáig. Egy élet sodró, megható, tragikomikus, alaposan kikutatott és abszolút fiktív átirata, egy olyan életé, amely átível a huszadik század sötét szívén. A könyv egy olyan hazugság, amely igazat mond, olyan kitaláció, ami tény; Michael Chabon legmerészebb és legmegindítóbb műve.

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