A modern classic, now in a welcome new edition, "e;Wonder Boys"e; firmly established Michael Chabon as a force to be reckoned with in American fiction. At once a deft parody of the American fame factory and a piercing portrait of young and old desire, this novel introduces two unforgettable characters: Grady Tripp, a former publishing prodigy now lost in a fog of pot and passion and stalled in the midst of his endless second book, and Grady s student, James Leer, a budding writer obsessed with Hollywood self-destruction and struggling with his own searching heart. All those who love Michael Chabon s "e;The Yiddish Policemen s Union"e; and his Pulitzer Prize-winning "e;The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay"e; will find the same elegant imagination, bold humor, and undeniable warmth at work in "e;Wonder Boys."e;
A] wise, wildly funny story . . . Chabon is a flat-out wonderful writer evocative and inventive, pointed and poignant.
"e; Chicago Tribune"e;
Whether making us laugh or making us feel the breathtaking impermanence of things, Michael Chabon keeps us wide awake and reading.
"e; All Things Considered
Beguiling and wickedly smart . . . There is first-rate satirical farce in Chabon s novel but essentially it is something rarer: satirical comedy.
"e; Los Angeles Times Book Review"e;"e;
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