Brown University

Telegraph Avenue

by Michael Chabon
Harper, September 2013   ISBN: 978-006149335-5
Price: $16.99

October 2012 Indie Next List (Hardcover):
“On the surface, Telegraph Avenue is the story of Archy and Nat -- longtime proprietors of Brokeland Records, a community staple in the variegated neighborhoods of Oakland, California -- who face an invasion of Walmart proportions.  But intertwined with their struggle is an exploration of so much more: love, in all its forms; race; gentrification; modern medicine; blaxploitation films; vinyl records; and the absolute greatness of jazz and funk.  I don't think there's a writer alive who can structure a sentence the way Chabon does, and he's given us yet another masterful, unsparing novel whose vivid characters will inhabit your heart long after the final page.”-- Amanda Hurley, Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL

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