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Join Michael Chabon Monday [Google+ hangout]

September 10, 2012|by Joy Press
  • Author Michael Chabon's new book is "Telegraph Avenue."
Author Michael Chabon's new book is "Telegraph Avenue." (Ulf Andersen )

Before Michael Chabon's novel "Telegraph Avenue" goes on sale, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author will join us for a video chat to talk about the book. Come watch the video interview Monday at 11 a.m. PST.

"Telegraph Avenue" is the a story of a struggling record store -- Brokeland Records -- on the border of Oakland and Berkeley.

In our review, Carolyn Kellogg writes, "'Telegraph Avenue' is so exuberant, it's as if Michael Chabon has pulled joy from the air and squeezed it into the shape of words. A vibrant affection for a place, time and culture — 1970s Oakland/Berkeley, blaxploitation films and funky jazz — feeds that energy, but there's more. His sentences spring, bounce, set off sparklers, even when dwelling on mundane details."

Chabon -- author of "The Yiddish Policemen's Union" and the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Clay" (but you knew that, right?) -- will appear at the Hammer on Thursday to read from and discuss the book. But you can see him here first, Monday at 11 a.m., when he'll speak to Kellogg about the book. If you'd like to ask him a question, submit it in advance via Twitter to @latimesbooks.


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