Oakland - BROKELAND BASH for "Telegraph Avenue" with Michael Chabon
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes acclaimed author Michael Chabon to the store to celebrate the publication of his newest novel, Telegraph Avenue, on Wednesday, September 12th at 7pm. **NOTE: THIS EVENT IS NOW AT CAPACITY; see below for important event details.
As the summer of 2004 draws to a close, Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are still hanging in there — longtime friends, bandmates, and co-regents of Brokeland Records, a kingdom of used vinyl located in the borderlands of Berkeley and Oakland. Their wives, Gwen Shanks and Aviva Roth-Jaffe, are the Berkeley Birth Partners, a pair of semi-legendary midwives who have welcomed, between them, more than a thousand newly minted citizens into the dented utopia at whose heart—half tavern, half temple—stands Brokeland Records.
Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, A Model World, Wonder Boys, Werewolves in Their Youth, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Summerland (a novel for children), The Final Solution, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, Maps and Legends, and Gentlemen of the Road. He lives in Berkeley with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.
NOTE: AS OF 9/7, WE HAVE REACHED OUR CAPACITY OF 200 GUESTS FOR THIS EVENT. WHILE SIGNED COPIES ARE STILL AVAILABLE, ENTRY TO THE BROKELAND BASH (FOR THOSE WHO BUY SIGNED COPIES) WILL BE ON A STANDBY BASIS. Please feel free to call our store at 510-653-9965 with any questions.