Gentlemen of the Road (Hardcover)

Author: Chabon, Michael

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Product Overview

This rollicking saga by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" is set 1,000 years ago along the ancient Silk Road, and tells the tale of two wandering adventurers and unlikely soul mates.

Specifications

Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780345501745
SKU 204470959
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0345501748
Release Date 10/30/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 6L x 1T
Author Info
Michael Chabon
Chabon wrote his first short story (heavily influenced by the Sherlock Holmes stories) when he was 10. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, then studied at the University of California-Irvine writer's program; his first novel, THE MYSTERIES OF PITTSBURGH--his M.F.A. thesis--was published when he was 24.
Praise
"In Michael Chabon's gleeful new novel...the action is intricate and exuberant....The plot may twist a time or two too many, [but] it's hard to resist its gathering momentum, not to mention the sheer headlong pleasure of Chabon's language."
"Chabon has a wonderful time writing intentionally purple prose and playing with conventions that were most popular in the days of Rudyard Kipling and Talbot Mundy.... A significant change from Chabon's weightier novels, this dazzling trifle is simply terrific fun." (starred review)
From the Publisher
Editors Note In the Kingdom of Aran, in the Caucasus Mountains, in 950 A.D., two adventurers wander the region, plying their trade as swords for hire, until they become embroiled in a bloody coup in the medieval Jewish empire of the Khazars as bodyguards for a fugitive prince with a mysterious secret.
Editors Note 1 In the Kingdom of Aran, in the Caucasus Mountains in 950 A.D., two adventurers wander the region, plying their trade as swords for hire, until they become involved in a bloody coup in the medieval Jewish empire of the Khazars as bodyguards for a fugitive prince.
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