Format:
Book
Author:
Chabon, Michael.
Title:
Telegraph Avenue : a novel / Michael Chabon.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Harper, c2012.
Description:
468 p. ; 24 cm.
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.
Subjects:
Male friendship -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Oakland (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Berkeley (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Genre:
Domestic fiction.
LCCN:
2012001355
ISBN:
9780061493348 (hardcover)
0061493341 (hardcover)
9780061493355 (trade pb)
006149335X (trade pb)
9780062124609 (e-book)
0062124609 (e-book)
9780062201454 (large print)
006220145X (large print)
Other Number:
774863957
System Availability:
3
Current Holds:
0
Control Number:
992697
Course Reserves:
0
# System items in:
3