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The Amazing Adventures of Kalvalier and Clay
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay is about two cousins, Josef Kavalier (Joe) and Sam Klayman (Sam Clay), who go into the comic book business hoping to make their “big break” and earn some money. Drawing is their passion and they write and create characters based on their own lives. By the end, they've produced many, best-selling, heroes, such as the Escapist, The Monitor and Luna Moth. They meet Rosa Saks, who also goes into the business, and b...
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
To say that Josef Kavalier - Jewish refugee, novice escapist, artistic prodigy and vicarious proponent of truth and justice - led a remarkable life understates the intensity of Michael Chabon's main character. Upon escaping Nazi persecution and meeting his cousin Sam Clay (also artistically gifted), Joe finds love and inspiration in New York City and launches a blend of pulpy nonsense and high social commentary via his comic book hero the Escapist. ...
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Art Bechstein can't escape the scrutiny of his father, a mafia accountant, can't seem to sustain a relationship with his girlfriend, and can't shake a growing attraction to his new friend Arthur. Things get even worse when another of his new acquaintances starts to see Art as the key to the big time in his father's crime syndicate. ...
Michael Chabon's outrageous novel Wonder Boys is about the weird and absurd world of writers. Professor and author Grady Tripp is a spaced out pothead blundering his way through life, like a fast moving powerboat motoring into port casting a wake that disturbs everyone and everything it passes. His link to two men in particular is the background for the lost weekend that changes his life forever. Terry Crabtree, Tripp's long-time editor and friend...
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