Michael Chabon, author of Telegraph Avenue, on tour September 2013

Posted By on August 20, 2013

Telegraph Avenue PBAbout Telegraph Avenue

• Paperback: 496 pages
• Publisher: Harper Perennial (September 10, 2013)

As the summer of 2004 draws to a close, Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are still hanging in there—longtime friends, bandmates, and co-regents of Brokeland Records, a kingdom of used vinyl located in the borderlands of Berkeley and Oakland. Their wives, Gwen Shanks and Aviva Roth-Jaffe, are the Berkeley Birth Partners, a pair of semi-legendary midwives who have welcomed more than a thousand newly minted citizens into the dented utopia at whose heart—half tavern, half temple—stands Brokeland.

When ex–NFL quarterback Gibson Goode, the fifth-richest black man in America, announces plans to build his latest Dogpile megastore on a nearby stretch of Telegraph Avenue, Nat and Archy fear it means certain doom for their vulnerable little enterprise. Meanwhile, Aviva and Gwen also find themselves caught up in a battle for their professional existence, one that tests the limits of their friendship. Adding another layer of complications to the couples’ already tangled lives is the surprise appearance of Titus Joyner, the teenage son Archy has never acknowledged and the love of fifteen-year-old Julius Jaffe’s life.

Michael ChabonAbout Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Mysteries of PittsburghWonder BoysThe Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & ClaySummerland (a novel for children), The Final SolutionThe Yiddish Policemen’s Union, and Gentlemen of the Road, as well as the short story collections A Model World and Werewolves in Their Youth and the essay collections Maps and Legends and Manhood for Amateurs. He is the chairman of the board of the MacDowell Colony. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.

Find out more about Michael at his website and connect with him on Facebook.

Michael’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, September 10th: Lavish Bookshelf

Wednesday, September 11th: Turn the Page

Tuesday, September 17th: guiltless reading

Monday, September 23rd: red headed book child

Tuesday, September 24th: missris

Wednesday, September 25th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf

Thursday, September 26th: A Bookish Way of Life

Monday, September 30th: What She Read …

Wednesday, October 2nd: As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves

Thursday, October 3rd: From L.A. to LA

Monday, October 7th: The Lost Entwife

Tuesday, October 8th: Nite Lite

Wednesday, October 9th: Too Fond 

Friday, October 11th: The House of the Seven Tails

Friday, November 1st: 50 Books Project


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