Wonder Boys

Wonder Boys

A Novel

Book - 2008
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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
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2008, c1995.
ISBN: 9780812979213
0812979214
Branch Call Number: CHABON M
Characteristics: 368 pages ; 21 cm.

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saildave216
Jan 10, 2018

This "novel" goes no where, & makes getting there unnecessarily difficult. It echoes Woody Allen's portrayal of neuroticism, but without any of Woody Allen's humor and energy.

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