Format:
Book
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Edition:
First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
©2016
Description:
430 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Summary:
"Moonglow unfolds as the deathbed confession of a man the narrator refers to only as 'my grandfather.' It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and marriage and desire, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at midcentury, and, above all, of the destructive impact--and the creative power--of keeping secrets and telling lies. It is a portrait of the difficult but passionate love between the narrator&#x;s grandfather and his grandmother, an enigmatic woman broken by her experience growing up in war-torn France. It is also a tour de force of speculative autobiography in which Chabon devises and reveals a secret history of his own imagination. From the Jewish slums of prewar South Philadelphia to the invasion of Germany, from a Florida retirement village to the penal utopia of New York&#x;s Wallkill prison, from the heyday of the space program to the twilight of the “American Century,” the novel revisits an entire era through a single life and collapses a lifetime into a single week. A lie that tells the truth, a work of fictional nonfiction, an autobiography wrapped in a novel disguised as a memoir, Moonglow is Chabon at his most moving and inventive."-- Provided by publisher.
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ISBN:
9780062225559
0062225553
9780062225559
0062225553
9780062225559 (hbk.)
0062225553 (hbk.)
Other Number:
962183525
System Availability:
10
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
10
Control Number:
634667
# Local items in:
0
# System items in:
0
Call Number:
FICTION Chabon
Availability
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2016

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