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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Michael Chabon; K-Rob, (Rapper)
|ISBN:||9780061493348 0061493341 9780062206541 0062206540 9780062215475 0062215477 9780061493355 006149335X 9780062124609 0062124609 9780062201454 006220145X|
|Description:||468 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Responsibility:||Michael Chabon ; [photographs by Malik Johnson].|
In this novel the author takes us to Telegraph Avenue. It is a story that explores the profoundly intertwined lives of two Oakland, California, families, one black and one white. Here he creates a world grounded in pop culture: Kung Fu, 1970s Blaxploitation films, vinyl LPs, jazz and soul music, and an epic of friendship, race, and secret histories. Longtime band mates Archy and Nat preside over Brokeland Records, a used-record emporium. All is well until a former NFL quarterback, one of the country's richest African Americans, decides to build his latest Dogpile megastore on nearby Telegraph Avenue. Not only could this spell doom for the little shop and its cross-race, cross-class dream, but it opens up past history regarding Archy's untethered dad and a Black Panther-era crime.
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