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Moonglow

(2016)
A novel by

 
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Winner of the Sophie Brody Medal . An NBCC Finalist for 2016 Award for Fiction . ALA Carnegie Medal Finalist for Excellence in Fiction . Wall Street Journal's Best Novel of the Year . A New York Times Notable Book of the Year . A Washington Post Best Book of the Year . An NPR Best Book of the Year . A Slate Best Book of the Year . A Christian Science Monitor Top 15 Fiction Book of the Year . A New York Magazine Best Book of the Year . A San Francisco Chronicle Book of the Year . A Buzzfeed Best Book of the Year . A New York Post Best Book of the Year

iBooks Novel of the Year . An Amazon Editors' Top 20 Book of the Year . #1 Indie Next Pick . #1 Amazon Spotlight Pick . A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice . A BookPage Top Fiction Pick of the Month . An Indie Next Bestseller

"This book is beautiful." - A.O. Scott, New York Times Book Review, cover review

Following on the heels of his New York Times bestselling novel Telegraph Avenue, 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. That dreamlike week of revelations forms the basis for the novel Moonglow, the latest feat of legerdemain from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon.

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'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'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.

Genre: Literary Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

January 2017 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Moonglow
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-00-754891-5 / 978-0-00-754891-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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November 2016 : Canada Hardback
thumbTitle: Moonglow
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 1-4434-1870-6 / 978-1-4434-1870-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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November 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Moonglow: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-06-222555-3 / 978-0-06-222555-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Moonglow - Signed / Autographed Copy
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-06-257214-8 / 978-0-06-257214-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

September 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Moonglow
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-00-754892-3 / 978-0-00-754892-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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September 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Moonglow: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-06-222556-1 / 978-0-06-222556-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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September 2017 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Moonglow: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 1-4434-1871-4 / 978-1-4434-1871-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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November 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Moonglow (Tpb Om)
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-00-818980-3 / 978-0-00-818980-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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November 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Moonglow: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-06-246139-7 / 978-0-06-246139-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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November 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Moonglow: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-06-246672-0 / 978-0-06-246672-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Audio Editions

August 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Moonglow Low Price CD: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-06-269547-9 / 978-0-06-269547-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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January 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Moonglow
Author(s): Michael Chabon
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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January 2017 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Moonglow
Author(s): Michael Chabon
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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November 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: Moonglow
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 1-4417-2623-3 / 978-1-4417-2623-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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November 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: Moonglow
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 1-4417-2627-6 / 978-1-4417-2627-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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November 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: Moonglow
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 1-4417-2630-6 / 978-1-4417-2630-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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November 2016 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Moonglow CD: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-06-222559-6 / 978-0-06-222559-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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November 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Moonglow: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Chabon
Publisher: HarperAudio
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November 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Moonglow: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Chabon
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Kindle Editions

November 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Moonglow
Author(s): Michael Chabon
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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November 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Moonglow
Author(s): Michael Chabon
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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November 2016 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Moonglow: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Chabon
Publisher: Harper
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