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Telegraph Avenue

(2012)
A novel by

 
 
As the summer of 2004 draws to a close, Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are still hanging in there, longtime friends, band mates and co-regents of Brokeland Records, a kingdom of used vinyl located in the sketchy yet freewheeling borderlands of Berkeley and Oakland, on the quintessential East Bay avenue that gives the book its title. Their wives, Gwen Shanks and Aviva Roth-Jaffe, are the Berkeley Birth Partners, a pair of semi-legendary nurse midwives who have welcomed, between them, more than a thousand little citizens into the world. Archy and Gwen are expecting their first baby; Nat and Aviva have a teenaged son, Julius.

When ex-NFL quarterback Gibson Goode, the fourth-richest black man in America, announces plans to go forward with the construction of his latest Dogpile megastore on a nearby neglected stretch of Telegraph Avenue, Nat and Archy fear it means certain doom for their vulnerable little enterprise. What they don't know is that Goode's announcement marks the climax of a decades-old secret history, encompassing a forgotten crime of the Black Panther era, the tragedy of Archy's own deadbeat father - a long-faded Blaxploitation star named Luther Stallings - and the perpetual shining failure of American optimism about race. As their husbands struggle to mount a defense, at Berkeley Birth Partners 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 complication to their already tangled lives is the surprise appearance of Titus Joyner, the teenaged son Archy has never acknowledged, and the love of Julius Jaffe's life.

An intimate epic, a NorCal Middlemarch set to the funky beat of classic vinyl soul-jazz and pulsing with a virtuosic, pyrotechnical style all its own. Generous, imaginative, funny, moving, thrilling, humane, triumphant, it is Michael Chabon's most dazzling book yet.

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September 2013 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Telegraph Avenue (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-606-32178-0 / 978-0-606-32178-5 (USA edition)
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September 2012 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Telegraph Avenue
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 1-55468-207-X / 978-1-55468-207-2 (Canada edition)
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September 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Telegraph Avenue
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ISBN: 0-00-728875-1 / 978-0-00-728875-5 (UK edition)
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September 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Telegraph Avenue: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-06-149334-1 / 978-0-06-149334-8 (USA edition)
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2012 : USA Hardback

Title: Telegraph Avenue: A Novel (SIGNED Edition)
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-06-221547-7 / 978-0-06-221547-5 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

September 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Telegraph Avenue: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-06-235982-7 / 978-0-06-235982-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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September 2013 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Telegraph Avenue
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ISBN: 1-55468-208-8 / 978-1-55468-208-9 (Canada edition)
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Telegraph Avenue: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-06-149335-X / 978-0-06-149335-5 (USA edition)
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April 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Telegraph Avenue
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ISBN: 0-00-728876-X / 978-0-00-728876-2 (UK edition)
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Telegraph Avenue
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ISBN: 0-00-750741-0 / 978-0-00-750741-2 (UK edition)
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April 2013 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Telegraph Avenue
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-06-226521-0 / 978-0-06-226521-0 (USA edition)
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October 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Telegraph Avenue
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-00-751084-5 / 978-0-00-751084-9 (UK edition)
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September 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Telegraph Avenue
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ISBN: 0-00-731849-9 / 978-0-00-731849-0 (UK edition)
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September 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Telegraph Avenue
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ISBN: 0-06-220654-0 / 978-0-06-220654-1 (USA edition)
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September 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Telegraph Avenue: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-06-220145-X / 978-0-06-220145-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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August 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Telegraph Avenue Low Price CD: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-06-227091-5 / 978-0-06-227091-7 (USA edition)
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September 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Telegraph Avenue Unabridged CD
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0-06-220578-1 / 978-0-06-220578-0 (USA edition)
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September 2012 : USA Audio edition
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September 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Telegraph Avenue
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September 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Telegraph Avenue Enhanced Edition
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Publisher: Fourth Estate
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September 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Telegraph Avenue
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September 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Telegraph Avenue (Enhanced Edition): A Novel
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September 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Telegraph Avenue: A Novel
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