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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Villard Books
Publication date March 1, 1995
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679415886
ISBN-10 0679415882
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 8.75 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $23.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
In a story exploring the theme of the artist's isolation, Grady, an obese, aging writer who has lost his way, and debauched editor Tripp struggle to rekindle their friendship, a sense of adventure, and purpose in their lives. By the author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh. 75,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo. Tour.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A modern classic, now in a welcome new edition, Wonder Boys firmly established Michael Chabon as a force to be reckoned with in American fiction. At once a deft parody of the American fame factory and a piercing portrait of young and old desire, this novel introduces two unforgettable characters: Grady Tripp, a former publishing prodigy now lost in a fog of pot and passion and stalled in the midst of his endless second book, and Grady’s student, James Leer, a budding writer obsessed with Hollywood self-destruction and struggling with his own searching heart. All those who love Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policemen’s Union and his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay will find the same elegant imagination, bold humor, and undeniable warmth at work in Wonder Boys.

“[A] wise, wildly funny story . . . Chabon is a flat-out wonderful writer– evocative and inventive, pointed and poignant.”
–Chicago Tribune

“Whether making us laugh or making us feel the breathtaking impermanence of things, Michael Chabon keeps us wide awake and reading.”
–All Things Considered

“Beguiling and wickedly smart . . . There is first-rate satirical farce in Chabon’s novel but essentially it is something rarer: satirical comedy.”
–Los Angeles Times Book Review


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Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780679415886 Book cover for 9781568952574
 
Large print edition from Wheeler Pub Inc (November 1, 1995)
9781568952574 | details & prices | 415 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $24.95
About: In a story exploring the theme of the artist's isolation, Grady Tripp, an obese, aging writer who has lost his way, and debauched editor Terry Crabtree struggle to rekindle their friendhsip, a sense of adventure, and purpose in their lives
The price comparison is for this edition
from Villard Books (March 1, 1995)
9780679415886 | details & prices | 6.25 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $23.00
About: In a story exploring the theme of the artist's isolation, Grady Tripp, an obese, aging writer who has lost his way, and debauched editor Terry Crabtree struggle to rekindle their friendship, a sense of adventure, and purpose in their lives
Paperback
Book cover for 9780312140946 Book cover for 9780312265083 Book cover for 9780812979213
 
Reprint edition from Random House Inc (April 29, 2008)
9780812979213 | details & prices | 368 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.00
With Gnu | from St Martins Pr Special (February 1, 2000)
9780312265083 | details & prices | List price $14.00
This edition also contains Tropic Ruled A5
from Picador USA (January 1, 1996)
9780312140946 | details & prices | 384 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $14.00
About: In a story exploring the theme of the artist's isolation, Grady Tripp, an obese, aging writer who has lost his way, and debauched editor Terry Crabree struggle to rekindle their friendship, a sense of adventure, and purpose in their lives
Miscellaneous
from Open Road (December 20, 2011)
9781453234105 | details & prices | 372 pages | List price $14.99
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781423330493 Book cover for 9781423330509
 
With David Colacci (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (February 25, 2007)
9781423330493 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.22 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Grady Tripp, an obese, aging writer who has lost his way, struggles with debauched editor Terry Crabtree to renew friendship, a sense of adventure, and a sense of purpose to life.
With David Colacci (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio Lib Edn (February 25, 2007)
9781423330509 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.22 lbs | List price $39.25
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781561002511 Book cover for 9781561004195 Book cover for 9781561006267 Book cover for 9781567402131
 
Abridged edition from Brilliance Audio (December 1, 1996)
9781567402131 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $7.99
from Brilliance Audio (March 1, 1995)
9781561004195 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $16.95
Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio Lib Edn (March 1, 1995)
9781561002511 | details & prices | 5.50 × 9.00 × 2.25 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $73.25
About: Grady Tripp, an obese, aging writer who has lost his way, struggles with debauched editor Terry Crabtree to renew friendship, a sense of adventure, and a sense of purpose to life.
Mut edition from Bookcassette Sales (March 1, 1995)
9781561006267 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $23.95

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