Wonder Boys

ISBN-10: 0812979214
ISBN-13: 9780812979213
Edition: N/A
Authors: Michael Chabon
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Description: A modern classic, now in a welcome new edition,Wonder Boysfirmly 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594

A modern classic, now in a welcome new edition,Wonder Boysfirmly 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’sThe Yiddish Policemen’s Unionand his Pulitzer Prize-winningThe Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Claywill find the same elegant imagination, bold humor, and undeniable warmth at work inWonder 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

Harold Kodais Curator in Charge andAndrew Boltonis Curator, both at The Costume Institute , The Metropolitan Museum of Art. They are coauthors ofChanel(2005),Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the Eighteenth Century(2006), andPoiret(2007).Michael Chabon was born in Washington, D.C. on May 24, 1963. He received a B.A. in English literature from the University of Pittsburgh in 1985 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in English writing at the University of California at Irvine in 1987. Chabon found success at the age of 24, when William Morrow publishing house offered him $155,000, a near-record sum, for the rights to his first novel The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, which was his thesis in graduate school. After The Mysteries of Pittsburgh became a national bestseller, he began writing a series of short stories about a little boy dealing with his parents' divorce. The stories, which in part appeared in The New Yorker and G.Q., were bound together in 1991 into a volume titled A Model World and Other Stories. His other works include Wonder Boys, The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man, and Telegraph Avenue. In 2001 he won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.

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