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Chabon, Michael.

Telegraph Avenue : a novel / Michael Chabon. - 1st Harper Perennial ed. - New York : Harper Perennial, c2013, c2012. - 468, 16 p. ; 21 cm.

Includes "P.S. Insights, Interviews & More" (16 p.).

A story that explores the profoundly intertwined lives of two Oakland, California, families, one black and one white, living in world grounded in pop culture: Kung Fu, 1970s Blaxploitation films, vinyl LPs, jazz and soul music, and surrounded by friendship, race, and secret histories. Longtime band mates Archy and Nat preside over Brokeland Records, a used-record emporium. All is well until a former NFL quarterback, one of the country's richest African Americans, decides to build his latest Dogpile megastore on nearby Telegraph Avenue. Not only could this spell doom for the little shop and its cross-race, cross-class dream, but it opens up past history regarding Archy's untethered dad and a Black Panther-era crime.

9780061493355 (pbk.) 006149335X (pbk.) 9781554682089 (pbk.)

Male friendship--Fiction.
Family secrets--Fiction.

Oakland (Calif.)--Fiction.
Berkeley (Calif.)--Fiction.