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Telegraph Avenue: A Novel

Michael Chabon
Format
Book
Published
New York : Harper, c2012.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
ISBN
9780061493348 (hardcover), 0061493341, 9780062206541 (pbk.), 0062206540 (pbk.)
Summary
In this novel the author takes us to Telegraph Avenue. It is a story that explores the profoundly intertwined lives of two Oakland, California, families, one black and one white. Here he creates a world grounded in pop culture: Kung Fu, 1970s Blaxploitation films, vinyl LPs, jazz and soul music, and an epic of friendship, race, and secret histories. Longtime band mates Archy and Nat preside over Brokeland Records, a used-record emporium. All is well until a former NFL quarterback, one of the country's richest African Americans, decides to build his latest Dogpile megastore on nearby Telegraph Avenue. Not only could this spell doom for the little shop and its cross-race, cross-class dream, but it opens up past history regarding Archy's untethered dad and a Black Panther-era crime.
Description
[11], 468, [1] p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
"This signed edition ... has been specially bound by the publisher." -- First leaf.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original silver boards; dust jacket. Signed by the author. Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2012/2013.
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