Press Release: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Introduced by Michael Moorcock
Illustrated by Chris Samnee
with colouring by Matthew Wilson
‘A novel of towering achievement.’
A triumph of both cult andliterature, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2001. Delivering all the thrills of golden age comics and a deeply humane story about hope and tragedy – all via an exuberant literary voice – it has become one of the defining novels of the modern age.
Michael Chabon’s pre-war New York is a place of optimism and art, of big band music and sharp suits. In his hands the city becomes a transformative place, taking lost souls and making them Americans; taking broken children and making them superheroes. By intertwining the stories of two Jewish boys with that of their liberty-inspired comic hero, Chabon tells not only the story of a fledgling art form, but that of America itself, as seen through the eyes of its immigrants.
In his introduction for this special collector’s edition, author Michael Moorcock describes The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay as ‘a modern classic worthy of its Pulitzer Prize as only a handful can be’. Having worked in the ink-stained offices Chabon describes, Moorcock praises this visionary novel’s authenticity, noting that it creates a world so compelling it leaves us wanting to ‘remain in its aura just a little while longer’.
With the author’s approval, Eisner award-winning artist Chris Samnee has taken on the world of the Escapist. His work on iconic heroes such as Thor, Spider-man, Batman and Daredevil, allows Samnee convincingly to portray the smoky, frantic world of the comic book studio with 10 colour illustrations including seven double-page spreads, and a blocked and die-cut slipcase.
Bound in blocked coated paper. Set in Utopia with Scriptorama Markdown as display. 632 pages. Four single-page and six double-page spread colour illustrations. Blocked and die-cut slipcase. 10˝ x 6¾˝
UK £75.00 US $115.00 Can $150.00 Aus $170.00
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