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moonglow-michael chabon-9780062461391

MOONGLOW

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The keeping of secrets and the telling of lies; sex and desire and ordinary love; existential doubt and model rocketry - all feature in the new novel from the author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and The Yiddish Policeman's Union. 'The world, like the Tower of Babel or my grandmother's deck of cards, was made out of stories, and it was always on the verge of collapse.' Moonglow unfolds as a deathbed confession. An old man, his tongue loosened by powerful painkillers, his memory stirred by the imminence of death, tells stories to his grandson, uncovering bits and pieces of a history long buried. Why did he try to strangle a former business partner with a telephone cord? What was he thinking when he and a…
The keeping of secrets and the telling of lies; sex and desire and ordinary love; existential doubt and model rocketry - all feature in the new novel from the author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and The Yiddish Policeman's Union. 'The world, like the Tower of Babel or my grandmother's deck of cards, was made out of stories, and it was always on the verge of collapse.' Moonglow unfolds as a deathbed confession. An old man, his tongue loosened by powerful painkillers, his memory stirred by the imminence of death, tells stories to his grandson, uncovering bits and pieces of a history long buried. Why did he try to strangle a former business partner with a telephone cord? What was he thinking when he and a buddy set explosives on a bridge in Washington, D.C.? What did he feel while he hunted down Wernher von Braun in Germany? And what did he see in the young girl he met in Baltimore after returning home from the war? From the Jewish slums of pre-war Philadelphia to the invasion of Germany, from a Florida retirement village to the penal utopia of a New York prison, from the heyday of the space programme to the twilight of 'the American Century', Moonglow collapses an era into a single life and a lifetime into a single week

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MICHAEL CHABON

Nacido en 1957, Michael Chabon se convirtió en joven prodigio literario con sus primeros relatos publicados en la revista New Yorker a mediados de los ochenta, antes de cumplir los treinta años. Poco después saboreó el éxito con su primera novela, Los misterios de Pittsburgh . Es también autor de las novelas Chicos prodigiosos, Un mundo modelo (Debolsillo, 2003), Jóvenes hombres lobo (Literatura Mondadori, 2005; Deboslillo, 2006) y La solución final (Literatura Mondadori, 2007). Las asombrosas aventuras de Kavalier y Clay, publicada en Literatura Mondadori en 2002, obtuvo el premio Pulitzer en 2001. Ver ficha del autor
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