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Telegraph Avenue

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The novel from the immensely gifted writer Michael Chabon exploring the profoundly intertwined lives of two Oakland families. An intimate epic, set to the funky beat of classic vinyl soul-jazz and pulsing with a virtuosic, pyrotechnical style all its own. Generous, imaginative, funny and moving, it is Michael Chabon's most dazzling book yet.

As the summer of 2004 draws to a close, Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are still hanging in there, longtime friends, band mates and co-regents of Brokeland Records, a kingdom of used vinyl located in the sketchy yet freewheeling borderlands of Berkeley and Oakland, on the quintessential East Bay avenue that gives the book its title. Their wives, Gwen Shanks and Aviva Roth-Jaffe, are the Berkeley Birth Partners, a pair of semi-legendary nurse midwives who have welcomed, between them, more than a thousand little citizens into the world. Archy and Gwen are expecting their first baby; Nat and Aviva have a teenaged son, Julius. When ex-NFL quarterback Gibson Goode, the fourth-richest black man in America, announces plans to go forward with the construction of his latest Dogpile megastore on a nearby neglected stretch of Telegraph Avenue, Nat and Archy fear it means certain doom for their vulnerable little enterprise. What they don't know is that Goode's announcement marks the climax of a decades-old secret history, encompassing a forgotten crime of the Black Panther era, the tragedy of Archy's own deadbeat father - a long-faded Blaxploitation star named Luther Stallings - and the perpetual shining failure of American optimism about race. As their husbands struggle to mount a defense, at Berkeley Birth Partners 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 their already tangled lives is the surprise appearance of Titus Joyner, the teenaged son Archy has never acknowledged, and the love of Julius Jaffe's life.


Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of seven novels - including The Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and The Yiddish Policemen's Union - two collections of short stories, and two works of non-fiction. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and children.

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"The immensely gifted writer and magical prose stylist" Michael Chabon delivers another "bravura epic" (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times) -- a big-hearted, exhilarating novel exploring the profoundly intertwined lives of two Oakland families.

From Michael Chabon, the bestselling author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay; his first novel in 5 years is a lovingly painted pop-culture epic.

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Titre: Telegraph Avenue
Sous-titre: A Novel
Code EAN: 9780007318490
ISBN: 978-0-00-731849-0
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Harpercollins Publishers
Genre: Romans et récits
nombre de pages: 480
Poids: 742g
Taille: H154mm x B234mm x T38mm
Année: 2012


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