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Summerland Paperback – Large Print, 12 Apr 2016

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Product details

  • Paperback: 618 pages
  • Publisher: Harperluxe; Larger Print edition (12 April 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062440330
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062440334
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 694 g
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"A ripping yarn."--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Pulitzer Prize winner Chabon hits a high-flying home run."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Only a grump would not give over to the wonder of Chabon's otherworlds....The author's gifts for metaphor and description hold the spiraling fantasy together, the humble giving human shape to the unreal. It's clear he's got a truer ear than J.K. Rowling."--Entertainment Weekly

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A magical novel for readers of all ages that blends fantasy and folklore with that most American coming-of-age ritual: baseball—now in a new edition, with an original introduction by the author.

For over a century, the people of Clam Island, Washington, have enjoyed barbecues and baseball games at Summerland, on the western tip of the island, where it never rains. The small beings—known as ferishers—who ensure this perfect weather, however, are threatened by an ancient enemy and need a hero—a baseball star, in fact—to vanquish their foe. Summerland is the story of Ethan Feld, the worst ballplayer in the history of the game, recruited by a hundred-year-old scout called Ringfinger Brown, himself a Negro Leagues legend. Accompanied by his determined friend Jennifer T. Rideout and guided by a friendly werefox, Ethan struggles to defeat giants, bat-winged goblins, and one of the toughest ballclubs in the realms of magic to save all the Summerlands—and ultimately the world.

Praise for Michael Chabon

“An immensely gifted writer and a magical prose stylist.”–New York Times

“His work is page-turning and poignant; he is one of the best writers of English prose alive. . . . He wants to move and thrill us both, and he does.”–Washington Post Book World

“A prose magician, Chabon is that rare literary anomaly: a gentle-spirited writer of boundless ambition.”–Village Voice

“A literary swashbuckler.”–Houston Chronicle

“Michael Chabon is an escape artist: his novels are elegant and energetic circus tricks which celebrate, again and again, the joy of release from the constraints of the everyday world.”–Financial Times

“An unstoppable master of the ripping yarn, beautifully told.”–Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Probably the premier prose stylist –the Updike–of his generation.”–Time


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