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The Resource Moonglow : a novel, Michael Chabon

Moonglow : a novel, Michael Chabon

Label
Moonglow : a novel
Title
Moonglow
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Michael Chabon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1989 Michael Chabon traveled to visit his terminally ill grandfather. Tongue loosened by powerful painkillers, memory stirred by the imminence of death, Chabon’s grandfather uncovered bits and pieces of a history long buried and forgotten. That dreamlike week of revelations forms the basis for Moonglow. The novel unfolds as 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. 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
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chabon, Michael
Dewey number
813
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Family secrets
  • Grandfathers
  • Terminally ill
Target audience
general
Label
Moonglow : a novel, Michael Chabon
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
430 pages
Isbn
9780062225559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn962183525
Label
Moonglow : a novel, Michael Chabon
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
430 pages
Isbn
9780062225559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn962183525

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