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Telegraph Avenue

Michael Chabon

African American Archy Stallings and Jewish Nat Jaffe are longtime friends and owners of Brokeland Records, a used vinyl record store located somewhere between Berkeley and Oakland, California. When ex-NFL quarterback-turned-entrepreneur Gibson Goode, one of the country’s wealthiest African Americans, plans to build his latest megastore on nearby Telegraph Avenue, Nat and Archy fear it’s the end of their little business. Filled with be-bop dialogue and pop culture references, award-winner Michael Chabon’s (The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, 2007) dazzling latest “will be the talk of the season.” (Booklist Reviews)