Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Jewish Literary Festival: Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon michael chabon    
Telegraph Avenue: A Novel
| Opening Night
Sunday, October 14, 7:30 pm
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street Northwest
Tickets: $25, Discounted Member, Senior, Student $20
VIP $50 (front-row seating and priority book-signing)
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Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon’s newest novel is a sprawling yet intimate multi-character story that tackles the issues of race and class in urban America. Kung Fu, Blaxploitation films, vinyl LPs, jazz and soul music animate the world of Telegraph Avenue, the latest from this “immensely gifted writer and magical prose stylist” (The New York Times). Politics & Prose will be selling books at the event and the author will sign them after his talk.

Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Mysteries of PittsburghWonder Boys, The 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 telegraph avenue 

Sponsored by Tamara and Harry Handelsman

Followed by an opening night reception.

“[Telegraph Avenue] is a magnificently crafted, exuberantly alive, emotionally lustrous, and socially intricate saga...Chabon’s rhapsodically detailed, buoyantly plotted, warmly intimate cross-cultural tale of metamorphoses is electric with suspense, humor, and bebop dialogue….An embracing, radiant masterpiece...”Booklist, starred review

Telegraph Avenue Reviewed:
The New York Times Sunday Book Review: Lost Tracks, Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
The Washington Post: Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon, A Tribute to Vintage Vinyl

Co-sponsor: The PEN/Faulkner Foundation

See the entire Festival line-up here!

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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