The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay: A Novel

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Picador, Aug 25, 2001 - Fiction - 656 pages
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This brilliant epic novel set in New York and Prague introduces us to two misfit young men who make it big by creating comic-book superheroes. Joe Kavalier, a young artist who has also been trained in the art of Houdiniesque escape, has just smuggled himself out of Nazi-invaded Prague and landed in New York City. His Brooklyn cousin Sammy Clay is looking for a partner to create heroes, stories, and art for the latest novelty to hit America the comic book. Inspired by their own fears and dreams, Kavalier and Clay create the Escapists, The Monitor, and Luna Moth, inspired by the beautiful Rosa Saks, who will become linked by powerful ties to both men.  The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is the winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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User Review  - SESchend - LibraryThing

Incredible book with more depth than even Michael Chabon can squeeze into his own movie adaptation. If you've ever loved comic books or simply want a well-written fictional look at 1930s New York, this is a book worth your time to read. Read full review

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User Review  - vguy - LibraryThing

No. failed to engage me. Slow-moving, too much detail, caricature and improbability.And like a lot of American books, just too damn long. Stopped at page 100. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Michael Chabon is the bestselling author of Werewolves In Their Youth, Wonder Boys, A Model World, and The Mysteries of Pittsburgh. He lives in California with his wife and children.

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