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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Wheeler Pub Inc
Publication date November 1, 1995
Pages 415
Binding Hardcover
Edition Large print
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781568952574
ISBN-10 1568952570
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.40 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $24.95
Other format details large print
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
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
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

Chabon’s extraordinary story of one turbulent weekend in the life of a struggling writer, a satire of the permanent adolescence of the creative class

A wildly successful first novel made Grady Tripp a young star, and seven years later he still hasn’t grown up. He’s now a writing professor in Pittsburgh, plummeting through middle age, stuck with an unfinishable manuscript, an estranged wife, a pregnant girlfriend, and a talented but deeply disturbed student named James Leer. During one lost weekend at a writing festival with Leer and debauched editor Terry Crabtree, Tripp must finally confront the wreckage made of his past decisions.

Mordant but humane, Wonder Boys features characters as loveably flawed as any in American fiction.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780679415886 Book cover for 9781568952574
 
The price comparison is for this edition
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
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
About: Michael Chabon's Grady Tripp is one messed up college writing professor - his marriage is breaking up, his girlfriend (wife of the dean) is pregnant, his marijuana habit is taking over and his editor is just about out of a job.

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