The Resource Moonglow, Michael Chabon

Moonglow, Michael Chabon

Label
Moonglow
Title
Moonglow
Statement of responsibility
Michael Chabon
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
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. Moonglow unfolds as the deathbed confession, made to his grandson, of a man the narrator refers to only as "my grandfather." It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and desire and ordinary love, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at mid-century and, above all, of the destructive impact-and the creative power-of the keeping of secrets and the telling of lies. A gripping, poignant, tragicomic, scrupulously researched and wholly imaginary transcript of a life that spanned the dark heart of the twentieth century, Moonglow ranges from the Jewish slums of prewar South Philadelphia to the invasion of Germany, from a Florida retirement village to New York's Wallkill Prison, from the heyday of the space program to the twilight of "the American Century,". Collapsing an era into a single life and a lifetime into a single week, Moonglow is a lie that tells the truth, a work of fictional non-fiction, an autobiography wrapped in a novel disguised as a memoir. Moonglow is Chabon at his most daring, his most moving, his most Chabonesque
Summary
A man bears witness to his grandfather's deathbed confessions, which reveal his family's long-buried history and his involvement in a mail-order novelty company, World War II, and the space program
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Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
  • Sophie Brody Medal, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10528966
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chabon, Michael
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.H15
LC item number
M96 2016
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terminally ill
  • Grandparent and child
  • Space race
  • Family secrets
Target audience
adult
Label
Moonglow, Michael Chabon
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=2766685
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn964523155
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781460707852
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6B3B7CAA-35A4-4C55-8CBB-01E10C4B15F9
System control number
(OCoLC)964523155
Label
Moonglow, Michael Chabon
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=2766685
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn964523155
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781460707852
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6B3B7CAA-35A4-4C55-8CBB-01E10C4B15F9
System control number
(OCoLC)964523155

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