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Review: Michael Chabon joyfully sets down on 'Telegraph Avenue'
Review: Michael Chabon joyfully sets down on 'Telegraph Avenue'

Telegraph Avenue A Novel Michael Chabon Harper: 480 pp, $27.99 "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: A palm tree "hikes its green slattern skirts"; a street cut off by a freeway "had a dazed feel, a man who had taken a blow to the head staggering hatless down from Telegraph, face-planting at the overpass." ...

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