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Author Chabon, Michael.
Title Telegraph Avenue : a novel / Michael Chabon.
Published New York : Harper, c2012.
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Edition 1st ed.
Description 468 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary In this novel the author takes us to Telegraph Avenue. It is a story that explores the profoundly intertwined lives of two Oakland, California, families, one black and one white. Here he creates a world grounded in pop culture: Kung Fu, 1970s Blaxploitation films, vinyl LPs, jazz and soul music, and an epic of friendship, race, and secret histories. Longtime band mates Archy and Nat preside over Brokeland Records, a used-record emporium. All is well until a former NFL quarterback, one of the country's richest African Americans, decides to build his latest Dogpile megastore on nearby Telegraph Avenue. Not only could this spell doom for the little shop and its cross-race, cross-class dream, but it opens up past history regarding Archy's untethered dad and a Black Panther-era crime.
Subject Male friendship -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Oakland (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Berkeley (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Genre Domestic fiction.
Collection Title Robert and Maureen Gohstand Reading Room Collection.
ISBN 9780061493348 (hardcover)
9780062206541 (pbk.)
0062206540 (pbk.)
OCLC number 774863957