In the days of pulp fiction, genre magazines, and comic books, two creative cousins, Sam Clay(man) and Joseph Kavalier, think up and bring to life "The Escapist," who rescues the weak and endangered from the evil people in this world, including Hitler. David Colacci brings Kavalier & Clay to life. Chabon mixes the make-believe comic book characters, complete with hair-raising adventures, with Clay and Kavalier's trials and successes, also providing glimpses of the pulp fiction industry in its infancy. As Colacci smoothly switches from Czech accented English, to Brooklynese, he disappears from the listener's consciousness and the characters take on a life of their own, just as the Golem who makes two cameo appearances in this novel. And then the story ends all too soon, so the listener must await the next installment in the lives of heroes, real & imagined. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 01]
Fiction 9 hrs. Abridged © 2000
Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2000
CS ISBN 1587881233 $29.95 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 9781597371575 $34.95 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781597371599 $24.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 1597371610 $24.95
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