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Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by  Michael Chabon - Paperback - Uncorrected Proof - 2000 - from Back of Beyond Books, ABAA and Biblio.com

Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

by Chabon, Michael

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


New York, NY: Random House. Good with no dust jacket. 2000. Uncorrected Proof. Paperback. Patterned wrapper with publication details listed in title box. Light soil and creasing on front cover. Some soil on top edge but otherwise clean text block. Front free endpaper with full color comic book style illustration on recto. Promotional page before half title. Inscribed and signed by author on title page "To Andy--Michael Chabon" with a sketch of a key. Laid in is the Random House publicity letter to reviewers dated June 2000. A rare advance uncorrected proof of Chabon's novel about 1930s comic book creators. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 656 pp; Signed by Author .


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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is a 2000 novel by American author Michael Chabon that won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2001. The novel follows the lives of the title characters, a Czech artist named Joe Kavalier and a Brooklyn-born writer named Sam Clay—both Jewish—before, during, and after World War II. Kavalier and Clay become major figures in the nascent comics industry during its "Golden Age.

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