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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

A Novel
Chabon, Michael (Book - 2001 )
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
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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.

McMillan Palgrave
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.


Holtzbrinck
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.


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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. By the author of Wonder Boys and The Mysteries of Pittsburgh. Reprint.

Authors: Chabon, Michael
Statement of Responsibility: Michael Chabon
Title: The amazing adventures of Kavalier & Clay
a novel
Publisher: New York : Picador USA, 2001, c2000
Edition: 1st Picador USA ed
Characteristics: 639 p. ; 22 cm.
Notes: Originally published: New York : Random House, 2000
Subject Headings: Comic books, strips, etc. Authorship Fiction Heroes in mass media Fiction Czech Americans Fiction New York (N.Y.) Fiction Young men Fiction Cartoonists Fiction
Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Bildungsromans
Topical Term: Comic books, strips, etc
Heroes in mass media
Czech Americans
Young men
Cartoonists
Alternate Title: Kavalier & Clay
LCCN: 00029063
ISBN: 0312282990
9780312282998
Branch Call Number: FIC C
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Author: Michael Chabon
Areas Featured: Midtown, Flatiron

While the climactic moment atop the Empire State Building offers the most iconic image from Michael Chabon's masterpiece, its the early moments in the lives of the young artists that will resonate with anyone who's ever moved somewhere ... Read More »

Joe Kavalier escapes from Prague in 1939 and creates comic superheros with his Brooklyn born cousin, Sammy Clay. Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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