The Resource Moonglow

Moonglow

Label
Moonglow
Title
Moonglow
Statement of responsibility
Michael Chabon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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.Moonglow unfolds as the deathbed confession, made to his grandson, of a man the narrator refers to only as "my grandfather." It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and desire and ordinary love, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at mid-century and, above all, of the destructive impact - and the creative power - of the keeping of secrets and the telling of lies.A gripping, poignant, tragicomic, scrupulously researched and wholly imaginary transcript of a life that spanned the dark heart of the twentieth century, Moonglow ranges from the Jewish slums of prewar South Philadelphia to the invasion of Germany, from a Florida retirement village to New York's Wallkill Prison, from the heyday of the space program to the twilight of 'the American Century'.Collapsing an era into a single life and a lifetime into a single week, Moonglow is a lie that tells the truth, a work of fictional non-fiction, an autobiography wrapped in a novel disguised as a memoir. Moonglow is Chabon at his most daring, his most moving, his most Chabonesque
Summary
A man bears witness to his grandfather's deathbed confessions, which reveal his family's long-buried history and his involvement in a mail-order novelty company, World War II, and the space program
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Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
  • Sophie Brody Medal, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10528966
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chabon, Michael
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Literary Fiction
  • Literary Criticism
Target audience
adult
Label
Moonglow
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_351002
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781460707852
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Moonglow
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_351002
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781460707852
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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