Apparently There is a “There” There

September 28, 2012 | 1 book mentioned 1

Gertrude Stein once said of Oakland that “There’s no ‘there’ there.” If the latest novel by Michael Chabon, Telegraph Avenue, is any indication, not everyone agrees — the author set the book in the Oakland of 2004. At The New Yorker’s Page-Turner blog, Matt Feeney delves into the book’s racial politics.

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

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