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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (Paperback)
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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (Paperback)

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Published: 02/07/2001
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A stunning, epic novel that manages to say profound things about war, tyranny and survival through the prism of comic book literature, Chabon's masterpiece follows an unlikely creative partnership crafting an anti-Nazi cartoon strip as the world falls into the abyss of conflict.

Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is a heart-wrenching story of escape, love and comic-book heroes set in Prague, New York and the Arctic.

One night in 1939, Josef Kavalier shuffles into his cousin Sam Clay's cramped New York bedroom, his nerve-racking escape from Prague finally achieved. Little does he realise that this is the beginning of an extraordinary friendship and even more fruitful business partnership. Together, they create a comic strip called 'The Escapist', its superhero a Nazi-busting saviour who liberates the oppressed around the world. 'The Escapist' makes their fortune, but Joe can think of only one thing: how can he effect a real-life escape, and free his family from the tyranny of Hitler?

Michael Chabon's exceptional novel is a thrilling tight-rope walk between high comedy and bitter tragedy, and confirms his position as one of the most inventive and daring of contemporary American writers. In Joe Kavalier and Sam Clay, he has created two unforgettable characters bound together by love, family and cartoons.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9781841154930
Number of pages: 656
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 41 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

‘Dazzling. Chabon has not so much attempted the great American novel as brought to life the idea that it had already been written – week by week, in the humble heroism of the comic book.' Independent ‘An adventure story that keeps you up until 4am with the bedside lamp on, eager to learn if the Escapist, and Chabon himself, can free the enslaved and lead them home.' Observer ‘This is one of those books that makes the reader want to race through to the find out what happens, while at the same time wishing it will never end.’ Simon Shaw, Mail on Sunday ‘Proof of the abiding power of complex, serious, engaged, but above all entertaining story-telling.' Times Literary Supplement 'A page-turning epic, sketching World War II as seen through the eyes of two comic book writers.' Time Out 'A novel of towering achievement.' New York Times 'Absolutely gosh-wow, super-colossal.' Washington Post 'An exciting, emotional, exuberant delight. Read it.' Chicago Tribune

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“The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay”

I was recommended to read this book because it had won the Pulitzer Prize. This to me is usually a turn-off, but I nevertheless succumbed to the pressure and off i went. It must be admitted that the initial... More

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kendrafortune

“Slow”

Struggled a little with this hefty beast of a book. There were elements of it that I liked very much - there was a good balance between the humour and the more moving and thought-provoking aspects of the story. But I... More

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