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Telegraph Avenue: A Novel

Telegraph Avenue: A NovelManufacturer: HarperAudio
Category: Audible

Buy New: $39.95
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Seller: Audible, Inc. (US)
Sales Rank: 9,741

Format: Unabridged
Language: English (Unknown)
Media: Audible Audio Edition
Running Time: 67320 Minutes

ASIN: B0098TUM3O

Publication Date: September 11, 2012
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days

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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.

When ex-NFL quarterback Gibson Goode, the fifth-richest black man in the United States, announces plans to build his latest Dogpile megastore on a nearby stretch of Telegraph Avenue, Nat and Archy fear it means certain doom for their vulnerable little enterprise. Meanwhile, Aviva and Gwen also find themselves caught up in a battle for their professional existence, one that tests the limits of their friendship. Adding another layer of complication to the couples' already tangled lives is the surprise appearance of Titus Joyner, the teenage son Archy has never acknowledged and the love of 15-year-old Julius Jaffe's life.




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