Moonglow unfolds as the deathbed confession of a man the narrator refers to only as "my grandfather."
It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of marriage and desire, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining...Read More
It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of marriage and desire, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at midcentury, and, above all, of the destructive impact--and the creative power--of keeping secrets and telling lies.
It is a portrait of the difficult but passionate love between the narrator's grandfather and his grandmother, an enigmatic woman broken by her experience growing up in war-torn France.
It is also a tour de force of speculative autobiography in which Chabon devises and reveals a secret history of his own imagination.
Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Moonglow and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, among many others. He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.
"Elegiac and deeply poignant ... Chabon weaves these knotted-together tales together into a tapestry that's as complicated, beautiful and flawed as an antique carpet.... Chabon is one of contemporary literature's most gifted prose stylists.... In Moonglow, he writes with both lovely lyricism and highly caffeinated fervor." - New York Times
"An exuberant meld of fiction and family history.... It's the caliber of his writing-evocative sentences and indelible metaphors-that gives the novel its luster.... Moonglow prisms through a single life the desires and despair of the Greatest Generation, whose small steps and giant leaps continue to shape us all." - O Magazine
"A flamboyantly imaganitive work of fiction dressed in the sheep's clothing of autobiography....His most confident and complex performance.... Moonglow is a movingly bittersweet novel that balances wonder with lamentation." - The Wall Street Journal