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Wonder Boys

Wonder Boys

Author: Michael Chabon
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A deft parody of the American fame factory and a piercing portrait of young and old desire, WONDER BOYS is a modern classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of THE ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER CLAY. Grady Tripp is an over-sexed, pot-bellied, pot-smoking, ageing wunderkind of a novelist now teaching creative writing at a Pittsburgh college while working on his 2,000-page masterpiece, WONDER BOYS. When his rumbustious editor and friend, Terry Crabtree, arrives in town, a chaotic weekend follows - involving a tuba, a dead dog, Marilyn Monroe's ermine-lined jacket and a squashed boa constrictor. A novel of elegant imagination, bold humour and undeniable warmth, WONDER BOYS firmly established Michael Chabon as a force to be reckoned with in American fiction.
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The brilliant novel from the author of Pulitzer Prize-winning 'The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay'. Grady Tripp is an over-sexed, pot-bellied, pit-smoking, ageing wunderkind of a novelist now teaching creative writing at a Pittsburgh college while working on his 2,000 page masterpiece, 'Wonder Boys'. When his rumbustious editor and friend, Terry Crabtree, arrives in town, a chaotic weekend follows -- involving a tuba, a dead dog, Marilyn Monroe's ermine-lined jacket and a squashed boa constrictor. / The re-issue of this fantastic novel from Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author of 'The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay' and 'The Final Solution'. / 'Wonder Boys' was made into a cricitically acclaimed film in 2000. Tobey Maguire (star of hit movie 'Spider-Man') and Oscar-winners Michael Douglas and Frances McDormand played the leads. / 'The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay' has sold in excess of 44,000 copies in the UK and 'The Yiddish Policemen's Union' has already sold over 7,000 copies in hardback to date. / To be promoted alongside the rest of Chabon's repackaged backlist. / Competition: Jonathan Saffran Foer, Dave Eggers, Philip Roth, Michael Cunningham

Author description

Michael Chabon is the author of two collections of stories for adults, 'A Model World' and 'Werewolves in their Youth'; a children's book, 'Summerland'; the novels 'The Mysteries of Pittsburgh', 'Wonder Boys' (which has been made into a film), 'The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay' (winner of the Pulitzer Prize); and the short story 'The Final Solution'. His most recent work is 'The Yiddish Policemen's Union'. He also co-wrote the screenplay for Spiderman 2. His short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, GQ, Esquire and Playboy. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their four children.

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General Fields

  • : 9781857024050
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : Fourth Estate Ltd
  • : January 1996
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michael Chabon
  • : 813.54
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 384
  • : Modern fiction