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Publisher McSweeneys Books
Publication date April 28, 2008
Pages 222
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781932416893
ISBN-10 1932416897
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Original list price $24.00
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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 Union.


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9781932416893 | details & prices | 222 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $24.00
About: 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.

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