The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
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Includes a section titled Odds & ends (p. -678) with an introductory essay and additional pieces by the author: "Breakfast in the wreck", "The return of the Amazing Cavalieri", "The crossover", and "Fifty dollars takes it home"
Includes a reader's guide (p. -684)
Caricatures and cartoons
Heroes in mass media
Michael Chabon's book are a lot of fun to read, and in this wonderfully written great big novel you get to hear about many things: the era of classic comic books, Antarctica, New York City in the 1940s, and much more. Also available in ebook.
New York City in 1939. A young escape artist and budding magician named Joe Kavalier arrives on the doorstep of his cousin, Sammy Clay. While the long shadow of Hitler falls across Europe, America is happily in thrall to the Golden Age of comic books, and in a distant corner of Brooklyn, Sammy is... Read More »
This is the American epic of two boy geniuses named Joe Kavalier and Sammy Clay and their quest to become American icons in the comic book world. This book is just packed with interesting things.
In 1939 New York City, Joe Kavalier, a refugee from Hitler's Prague, joins forces with his Brooklyn-born cousin, Sammy Clay, to create comic-book superheroes inspired by their own fantasies, fears, and dreams.
The beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is a masterwork by Chabon. It is the American epic of two boy geniuses named Joe Kavalier and Sammy Clay and their quest to become American icons in the comic book world.
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