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St. Louis County Library Foundation Welcomes Michael Chabon Today

St. Louis County Library Foundation Welcomes Michael Chabon Today

The St. Louis County Library Foundation is pleased to present Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon for a discussion and signing of his latest novel "Telegraph Avenue" today, September 18, at 7:00 p.m. at Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.

The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event from Left Bank Books.

The event is sponsored by Maryville University.

The immensely gifted writer and magical prose stylist Michael Chabon delivers another "bravura epic" (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times)a big-hearted, exhilarating novel.

In his first novel in five years, the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times bestselling writer provides a kaleidoscopic vision of urban America in transition, as witnessed by two intimately intertwined families, one black and one white. Unfolding with the sweep of a Victorian novel, this literary tour de force bears all the hallmarks of Chabon's best work: quirky and endearing characters, an indelible sense of place, an abiding appreciation for culture, and an unrivalled talent for crafting magical prose.

As the summer of 2004 draws to a close, Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are still hanging in therelongtime friends, bandmates, and co-owners of Brokeland Records, a kingdom of used vinyl located in the borderlands of Berkeley and Oakland. When ex-NFL quarterback Gibson Goode, the fifth-richest black man in America, announces plans to build his latest Dogpile megastore on a nearby stretch of Telegraph Avenue, Nat and Archy fear it means certain doom for their vulnerable little enterprise.

An intimate epic, a contemporary "Middlemarch" set to the funky beat of classic soul-jazz and pulsing with a virtuosic style all its own, "Telegraph Avenue" is the great American novel we've been waiting for. Generous, imaginative, humane, triumphant, it is Michael Chabon's most dazzling book yet.

Michael Chabon, "a major force in American fiction" (Library Journal), is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh," "Wonder Boys," "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay," and "The Yiddish Policemen's Union."

Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300 or visit http://www.slcl.org.

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