26 September 2012
One in and near the vibrant and colorful city should read, then decide.
Chabon withholds any strong sociological claims about Oakland, but his novel evokes the city’s real racial folkways, the oddly winning blend of prickliness and sociability…
Matt Feeney on What Michael Chabon’s “Telegraph Avenue” gets right about Oakland: http://nyr.kr/QbHttB
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