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Over the years, old band mates Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe have woven themselves into the fabric of their Southern California community. Drifting into middle age, they can bask in the residual nostalgia of their used-record shop and rest easy, knowing that their spouses' humane nurse midwife practice has made them local legends. Their tranquility threatens to dissolve, however, with the looming arrival of a megastore owned by affluent former NFL quarterback. That the moneyed superstar is an African American only complicates the mix. This large-scale novel by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon (Summerland; The Mysteries of Pittsburgh) brilliantly captures the nuances of race, commerce, class, and embattled progressivism. A bestseller; now in trade paperback and NOOK Book.