Telegraph Avenue (Hardcover)

By Michael Chabon, Javier Calvo (Translator)
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October 2012 Indie Next List


“On the surface, Telegraph Avenue is the story of Archy and Nat -- longtime proprietors of Brokeland Records, a community staple in the variegated neighborhoods of Oakland, California -- who face an invasion of Walmart proportions. But intertwined with their struggle is an exploration of so much more: love, in all its forms; race; gentrification; modern medicine; blaxploitation films; vinyl records; and the absolute greatness of jazz and funk. I don't think there's a writer alive who can structure a sentence the way Chabon does, and he's given us yet another masterful, unsparing novel whose vivid characters will inhabit your heart long after the final page.”
— Amanda Hurley, Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL

Description


La nueva novela del ganador del Premio Pulizter por "Las asombrosas aventuras de Kavalier & Clay."
A finales del verano de 2004, Archy Stalling y Nat Jaffe son dos amigos que continuan viviendo a duras penas de su negocio, Brokeland Records, un paraiso de vinilos de segunda mano localizado en un area indefinida entre Berkeley y Oakland. Sus esposas, Gwen Shanks y Aviva Roth-Jaffe, son las Comadronas Asociadas de Berkeley, unas comadronas casi legendarias que han dado la bienvenida a miles de recien nacidos a la comunidad, en cuyo corazon se erige Brokeland Records. Cuando el ex jugador de futbol americano Gibson Goode anuncia su intencion de construir una macrotienda Dogpile a tan solo dos manzanas de su establecimiento, Nat y Archy temen por el futuro de su pequeno negocio. Mientras tanto Aviva y Gwen se encuentran en medio de una batalla legal por su existencia profesional que pone a prueba los limites de su amistad. Y para anadir un poco mas de complicacion a sus vidas, aparece por sorpresa Titus Joyner, un adolescente de catorce anos que asegura ser el hijo de Archy, y que es el amor de Julius, el hijo quinceanero de Nat.
Imaginativa, divertida, conmovedora, emocionante, humana, triunfal, "Telegraph Avenue" es la novela mas deslumbrante Michael Chabon hasta la fecha.

About the Author


Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Wonder Boys, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Summerland (a novel for children), The Final Solution, The Yiddish Policemen's Union, and Gentlemen of the Road, as well as the short story collections A Model World and Werewolves in Their Youth and the essay collections Maps and Legends and Manhood for Amateurs. He is the chairman of the board of the MacDowell Colony. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.

A screenwriter and a book collector, Javier Calvo is the author of four works of fiction. Wonderful World is his English-language debut. He divides his time between Barcelona and Brooklyn, New York.
Product Details
ISBN: 9788439726746
ISBN-10: 8439726740
Publisher: Literatura Random House
Publication Date: July 16th, 2013
Pages: 547
Language: Spanish