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by Michael Chabon

Moonglow

Moonglow

Author: Michael Chabon Format: Ebook Release Date: 08/03/2018

Das neue Meisterwerk des Bestseller-Autors Michael Chabon: Ein alter Mann auf dem Sterbebett beichtet seinem Enkel die unglaubliche Geschichte seines Lebens. In diesem in den USA gefeierten Roman erzhlt Michael Chabon die unglaublichen Abenteuer seines unkonventionellen Grovaters, der einst Wernher von Braun in Deutschland jagte und ein in vielerlei Hinsicht leidenschaftliches Leben fhrte. Whrend in Deutschland die Mauer fllt, sitzt Michael am Bett seines Grovaters, der in der letzten Woche seines Lebens pltzlich gesprchig geworden ist. Der Enkel erfhrt, wie der Grovater einmal seinen Chef fast mit einer Telefonschnur erdrosselt htte, warum er eine Brcke in Washington in die Luft sprengen wollte, wie er in Deutschland den verhassten Wernher von Braun jagte, warum von Braun und er dieselbe Leidenschaft teilten und wie er nach dem Tod seiner Frau eine neue Vertraute fand. Mit sprachlicher Eleganz erzhlt Michael Chabon Episoden aus der Lebensgeschichte seines Grovaters, in denen sich die groen Themen der amerikanischen und europischen Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts - von der Mond-Raumfahrt bis zum Mauerfall - spiegeln. Ein in den USA gefeierter groer Roman, der u. a. von der Washington Post und dem Wall Street Journal zum Book of the Year gewhlt wurde, zahlreiche Auszeichnungen erhielt und die Bestsellerlisten anfhrte. "e;Ein absolutes Meisterwerk"e; The Guardian"e;Eine durch und durch bezaubernde Geschichte ber die Umwege, die das Leben einschlgt, ber die Unflle, die ihm eine neue Richtung geben, und ber die Geheimnisse, die man erahnt, aber nicht sieht"e; The Washington Post"e;Lustig, bewegend und sehr unterhaltsam. Chabon ist ein Meister seines Fachs."e; Daily Mail"e;Ein vor brillanten Ideen bersprudelnder Roman, der im Schafspelz einer Autobiografie daherkommt."e; The Wall Street Journal

Moonglow

Moonglow

Author: Michael Chabon Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/09/2017

Absolutely fascinating, a beautiful yet quirky read, this is a tale to make you wonder, to make you feel… A grandfather, on his deathbed, tells his grandson about his life, from rocket ships to prison, from love to aching for revenge, all is revealed. The story isn't released in sequence, instead it flits around in time, I was initially thrown but soon got used to, even welcomed the sudden disturbance to the storyline. Michael Chabon writes with an understated, elegant, yet wickedly spiky hand. There were times when I lost myself in the words that danced across the pages, others when I was brought up short, shocked and surprised. The author’s note at the beginning suggests there is a connection to his family, the acknowledgment at the end gives source to information, how much is actually true though, isn't revealed, but I have fallen in love with the memories scattered on the page. In the vast open thrilling space of ‘Moonglow’ is a wonderfully intimate collection of meandering, amusing, achingly sad, and truly fabulous stories. ~ Liz Robinson

eBooks of the Month
Moonglow

Moonglow

Author: Michael Chabon Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/01/2017

February 2017 eBook of the Month. Absolutely fascinating, a beautiful yet quirky read, this is a tale to make you wonder, to make you feel… A grandfather, on his deathbed, tells his grandson about his life, from rocket ships to prison, from love to aching for revenge, all is revealed. The story isn't released in sequence, instead it flits around in time, I was initially thrown but soon got used to, even welcomed the sudden disturbance to the storyline. Michael Chabon writes with an understated, elegant, yet wickedly spiky hand. There were times when I lost myself in the words that danced across the pages, others when I was brought up short, shocked and surprised. The author’s note at the beginning suggests there is a connection to his family, the acknowledgment at the end gives source to information, how much is actually true though, isn't revealed, but I have fallen in love with the memories scattered on the page. In the vast open thrilling space of ‘Moonglow’ is a wonderfully intimate collection of meandering, amusing, achingly sad, and truly fabulous stories. ~ Liz Robinson

eBooks of the Month
Moonglow

Moonglow

Author: Michael Chabon Format: Ebook Release Date: 26/01/2017

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year A Washington Post Book of the Year An NPR Book of the Year A Wall Street Journal Book of the Year A Slate Book of the Year'Probably Chabon's greatest, a piece of sustained writing that will be hard to see outdone in 2017' The Times'Entirely sure footed, propulsive, the work of a master at his very best. The brilliance of Moonglow stands as a strident defence of the form itself, a bravura demonstration of the endless mutability and versatility of the novel' Observer'The world, like the Tower of Babel or my grandmother's deck of cards, was made out of stories, and it was always on the verge of collapse.'Moonglow unfolds as a deathbed confession. An old man, his tongue loosened by powerful painkillers, his memory stirred by the imminence of death, tells stories to his grandson, uncovering bits and pieces of a history long buried. Why did he try to strangle a former business partner with a telephone cord? What was he thinking when he and a buddy set explosives on a bridge in Washington, D.C.? What did he feel while he hunted down Wernher von Braun in Germany? And what did he see in the young girl he met in Baltimore after returning home from the war?From the Jewish slums of pre-war Philadelphia to the invasion of Germany, from a Florida retirement village to the penal utopia of a New York prison, from the heyday of the space programme to the twilight of 'the American Century', Moonglow collapses an era into a single life and a lifetime into a single week.