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Wonder Boys

Michael Chabon

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ISBN 10: 0679415882 / ISBN 13: 9780679415886
Published by Villard, New York, 1995
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Black paper-covered boards with black backstrip and red metallic lettering. Minor bump to head and heel of spine. Text is clean and bright, no marks. Unclipped DJ shows hint of edgewear, light bump to upper corners. The story of James Leer, a troubled young "wonder boy" whose obsession with Hollywood suicides leads him to commit a pair of startling crimes. Therby his destiny becomes entangled with that of his writing teacher, Grady Tripp, a former prodigy whose penchant for self-destruction is exceeded only by the twenty-six hundred pages of his unfinished magnum opus, Wonder Boys- a leviathan of a novel that is devouring his life. (from the jacket). Bookseller Inventory # A11714

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Title: Wonder Boys

Publisher: Villard, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Printing, First Edition

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Synopsis:

A modern classic, now in a welcome new edition, Wonder Boys firmly 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’s The Yiddish Policemen’s Union and his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay will find the same elegant imagination, bold humor, and undeniable warmth at work in Wonder 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
From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author:

Michael Chabon is the author of two collections of short stories, `A Model World' and `Werewolves in their Youth', the novels `The Mysteries of Pittsburgh', `Wonder Boys', `The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay', `The Yiddish Policemen's Union' and `Telegraph Avenue', and the non-fiction books `Maps and Legends and Manhood for Amateurs'. `Wonder Boys' has been made into a film starring Michael Douglas and Robert Downey Jr. and `The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay' won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His short stories have appeared in the New Yorker, GQ, Esquire and Playboy. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and their four children.

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