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Moonglow : a novel

Michael Chabon author.

First edition.. 2016

Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (PS 3553 .H15 M96 2016 )()

  • Title:
    Moonglow : a novel
  • Author: Michael Chabon author.
  • Description: "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#x0;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#x0;s Wallkill prison, from the heyday of the space program to the twilight of the ْ(أمَٰ،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."--
    "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&#x;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&#x;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."--
  • Local Note: acq2017enl
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
  • Format: 430 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780062225559;ISBN 0062225553
  • Subjects: Terminally ill -- Fiction; Grandparent and child -- Fiction; Space race -- Fiction; Family secrets -- Fiction; Grandparent and child; Terminally ill; Space race; Family secrets; Secrecy -- Fiction; Family life -- Fiction; FICTION / Family Life; FICTION / Literary; FICTION / Urban Life; Terminally ill -- Fiction; Domestic fiction; Domestic fiction; Fiction; Domestic fiction
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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