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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (with bonus content): A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812983586
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 12th, 2012

MAY 2019

Winner of the Pulitzer prize, 2001.
 
Chabon's story begins in 1939 with tale of a Houdini-inspired young escape artist who has come from Nazi Germany to take up lodging in Brooklyn with his cousin, an aspiring artist with an interest in comic books, the new pop culture phenomenon for teenagers in America, The story spans several years in the careers and lives of these American dreamers.
-Note: I'm currently reading this again for a book club selection! Let me know what you think!


Total Chaos (Marseilles Trilogy) Cover Image
By Jean-Claude Izzo, Howard Curtis (Translator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781609454401
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: World Noir - June 5th, 2018

MARCH 2019

The first book of the Marseilles Trilogy, Total Chaos is an outstanding entry into the genre of Mediterranean Noir. American Noir featured stone cold detectives, flatfooted police, a damsel in distress, a pistol in a pocket, and often, some mysterious object or secret motivation that spurned on the crime and the criminologist. In Total Chaos, and in the Mediterranean Noir in general, the novel is set against a backdrop of political and social upheaval. Personal relationships complicate... well, everything. You don't want me to say more. This book is followed by Chourmo.