Michael Chabon — Gentlemen of the Road, 2007 год

5 января, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Gentlemen of the Road - Michael Chabon

Daedalus Books / —
Michael Chabon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, sprang from an early passion for the derring-do and larger-than-life heroes of classic comic books. Now, once more mining the rich past, Chabon summons the rollicking spirit of legendary adventures-from The Arabian Nights to Alexandre Dumas to Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories-in a wonderful new novel brimming with breathless action, raucous humor, cliff-hanging suspense, and a cast of colorful characters worthy of Scheherazade’s most tantalizing tales. «They’re an odd pair, to be sure: pale, rail-thin, black-clad Zelikman, a moody, itinerant physician fond of jaunty headgear, and ex-soldier Amram, a gray-haired giant of a man as quick with a razor-tongued witticism as he is with a sharpened battle-ax. Brothers under the skin, comrades in arms, they make their rootless way through the Caucasus Mountains, circa A.D. 950, living as they please and surviving however they can-as blades and thieves for hire and as practiced bamboozlers, cheerfully separating the gullible from their money. No strangers to tight scrapes and close shaves, they’ve left many a fist shaking in their dust, tasted their share of enemy steel, and made good any number of hasty exits under hostile circumstances.» None of which has necessarily prepared them to be dragooned into service as escorts and defenders to a prince of the Khazar Empire. Usurped by his brutal uncle, the callow and decidedly ill-tempered young royal burns to reclaim his rightful throne. But doing so will demand wicked cunning, outrageous daring, and foolhardy bravado…not to mention an army. Zelikman and Amram can at leastsupply the former. But are these gentlemen of the road prepared to become generals in a full-scale revolution? The only certainty is that getting there-along a path paved with warriors and whores, evil emperors and extraordinary elephants, secrets, swordplay, and such stuff as the grandest adventures are made of-will be much more than half the fun.

ISBN: 978-0-345-50174-5
твердый переплет, 204 стр.
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Michael Chabon — Manhood for Amateurs, 2011 год

11 октября, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
Manhood for Amateurs - Michael Chabon

HarperCollins UK / —
Michael Chabon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ‘The Adventures of Kavalier & Clay’ and ‘The Yiddish Policemen’s Union’, offers his first major work of non-fiction, an autobiographical narrative as inventive, beautiful and powerful as his novels. A shy manifesto; an impractical handbook; the true story of a fabulist; an entire life in parts and pieces: ‘Manhood for Amateurs’ is the first sustained work of personal writing from Michael Chabon. In these insightful, provocative, slyly interlinked essays, one of our most brilliant and humane writers presents his autobiography and vision of life in the way so many of us experience our own: as a series of reflections, regrets and re-examinations, each sparked by an encounter, in the present, that holds some legacy of the past. What does it mean to be a man today? Chabon invokes and interprets and struggles to reinvent for us, with characteristic warmth and lyric wit, the personal and family history that haunts him even as it goes on being written every day. As a son, a husband, and above all as a father of four young children, Chabon’s memories of childhood, of his parents’ marriage and divorce, of moments of painful adolescent comedy and giddy encounters with the popular art and literature of his own youth, are like a theme played — on different instruments, with a fresh tempo and in a new key — by the mad quartet of which he now finds himself co-conductor. At once dazzling, hilarious and moving, ‘Manhood for Amateurs’ is destined to become a classic.

ISBN: 978-0-00-715041-0
мягкая обложка, 320 стр.
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Michael Chabon — Werewolves in Their Youth, 1999 год

4 октября, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
Werewolves in Their Youth - Michael Chabon

HarperCollins UK / —
The second collection of short stories from the highly acclaimed author of the novels ‘The Mysteries of Pittsburgh’ and ‘Wonder Boys’.
There are the two boys of the title story, locked in their own world of fantasy and make-believe, reaching out to each other to survive the terrible prospect of fatherlessness. ‘House Hunting’ shows us the grim spectacle of a couple whose marriage is in its death throes, and whose search for a happy home is doomed; in another story a couple struggle to overcome the effects of a brutal rape. Elsewhere, a family therapist comes face to face with the dark secret of his childhood, and an American football star down on his luck makes his peace with his father. The collection culminates in a daring and wonderfully baroque horror story ‘In the Black Mill’, which chronicles the terrifying fate that befalls an archaeologist as he uncovers cannibalism and ritual sacrifice in a gloomy Pennsylvanian town. Serious in their subject matter, yet shot through with wit, humour and compassion, these nine short stories demonstrate Chabon’s ability to weave together comedy and tragedy with unforgettable results.

ISBN: 978-1-85702-985-7
мягкая обложка, 224 стр.
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Michael Chabon — A Model World, 2008 год

28 сентября, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
A Model World - Michael Chabon

HarperCollins UK / —
In this compelling collection of short stories, bestselling author Michael Chabon explores adolescent desire, love, friendship and fatherhood – moving across this powerful emotional ground with subtlety and incisiveness.
Written with wryness, whimsy, and intellectual depth, this is a collection of eleven wonderful stories of growing up and growing wise. In ‘S Angel’ a group of wedding guests is hijacked by a fast-talking real estate agent, but not before the bride herself disappears. ‘Smoke’ takes us to a baseball catcher’s funeral, where one of the mourners – a has-been pitcher – confronts the ruins of his career. In the hilarious title story, a graduate student plagiarizes a dissertation on the movement of clouds, only to find himself and his faculty advisor in a parlour game where each player must confess the worst thing he or she has ever done. The second part of the book ‘The Lost World’ is a series of stories about a young boy, Nathan Shapiro, who must face the wrenching emotions caused by his parents’ bitter divorce. Serious, yet shot through with wit, humour and compassion, these are unforgettable stories from one of America’s most celebrated writers.

ISBN: 978-1-84115-362-9
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Michael Chabon — Gentlemen of the Road, 2008 год

26 августа, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
Gentlemen of the Road - Michael Chabon

Random House USA / —
A new short novel from the author of the Pulitzer prize-winning «The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay». Big adventure, great illustrations!

ISBN: 978-0-345-50850-8
мягкая обложка, 206 стр.
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Michael Chabon — Yiddish Policemen’s Union, 2008 год

21 августа, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
Yiddish Policemen's Union - Michael Chabon

HarperCollins US / —

ISBN: 978-0-06-149360-7
мягкая обложка, 0 стр.
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