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The Resource The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon

The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon

Label
The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Title
The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Statement of responsibility
Michael Chabon
Title variation
Amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
In 1939 New York City, Joe Kavalier, a refugee from Hitler's Prague, joins forces with his Brooklyn-born cousin, Sammy Clay, to create comic-book superheroes inspired by their own fantasies, fears, and dreams
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2001.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2000.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2000.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2000
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2001.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
019430
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chabon, Michael
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.H15
LC item number
A82 2000
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1170
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Heroes in mass media
  • Czech Americans
  • Young men
  • Artists
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
639 pages
Isbn
9780679450047
Lccn
00029063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
  • 43706884
  • 345901
Label
The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
639 pages
Isbn
9780679450047
Lccn
00029063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
  • 43706884
  • 345901

Library Locations

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      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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