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Moonglow
ISBN
9780062225573
Uitgever
HarperCollins
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22-11-2016
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
480 pp.
Bindwijze
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A Novel

Reeks: Harper

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Winner of the Sophie Brody MedalAn NBCC Finalist for 2016 Award for FictionALA Carnegie Medal Finalist for Excellence in Fiction • Wall Street Journal's Best Novel of the YearA New York Times Notable Book of the YearA Washington Post Best Book of the YearAn NPR Best Book of the YearA Slate Best Book of the YearA Christian Science Monitor Top 15 Fiction Book of the YearA New York Magazine Best Book of the YearA San Francisco Chronicle Book of the YearA Buzzfeed Best Book of the YearA New York Post Best Book of the Year

iBooks Novel of the YearAn Amazon Editors' Top 20 Book of the Year#1 Indie Next Pick#1 Amazon Spotlight PickA New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceA BookPage Top Fiction Pick of the MonthAn Indie Next Bestseller

"This book is beautiful.” A.O. Scott, New York Times Book Review, cover review

Following on the heels of his New York Times bestselling novel Telegraph Avenue, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon delivers another literary masterpiece: a novel of truth and lies, family legends, and existential adventure—and the forces that work to destroy us.

In 1989, fresh from the publication of his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Michael Chabon traveled to his mother's home in Oakland, California, to visit his terminally ill grandfather. Tongue loosened by powerful painkillers, memory stirred by the imminence of death, Chabon's grandfather shared recollections and told stories the younger man had never heard before, uncovering bits and pieces of a history long buried and forgotten. That dreamlike week of revelations forms the basis for the novel Moonglow, the latest feat of legerdemain from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon.

Moonglow unfolds as the deathbed confession of a man the narrator refers to only as "my grandfather.” It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and marriage and desire, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at midcentury, and, above all, of the destructive impact—and the creative power—of keeping secrets and telling lies. It is a portrait of the difficult but passionate love between the narrator's grandfather and his grandmother, an enigmatic woman broken by her experience growing up in war-torn France. It is also a tour de force of speculative autobiography in which Chabon devises and reveals a secret history of his own imagination.

From the Jewish slums of prewar South Philadelphia to the invasion of Germany, from a Florida retirement village to the penal utopia of New York's Wallkill prison, from the heyday of the space program to the twilight of the "American Century,” the novel revisits an entire era through a single life and collapses a lifetime into a single week. A lie that tells the truth, a work of fictional nonfiction, an autobiography wrapped in a novel disguised as a memoir, Moonglow is Chabon at his most moving and inventive.

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