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Gentlemen of the Road

Gentlemen of the Road

(2007)
A Tale of Adventure
A novel by

 
Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, sprang from an early passion for the derring-do and larger-than-life heroes of classic comic books. Now, once more mining the rich past, Chabon summons the rollicking spirit of legendary adventures - from The Arabian Nights to Alexandre Dumas to Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser storie - in a wonderful new novel brimming with breathless action, raucous humor, cliff-hanging suspense, and a cast of colorful characters worthy of Scheherazade's most tantalizing tales.

They're an odd pair, to be sure: pale, rail-thin, black-clad Zelikman, a moody, itinerant physician fond of jaunty headgear, and ex-soldier Amram, a gray-haired giant of a man as quick with a razor-tongued witticism as he is with a sharpened battle-ax. Brothers under the skin, comrades in arms, they make their rootless way through the Caucasus Mountains, circa A.D. 950, living as they please and surviving however they can - as blades and thieves for hire and as practiced bamboozlers, cheerfully separating the gullible from their money. No strangers to tight scrapes and close shaves, they've left many a fist shaking in their dust, tasted their share of enemy steel, and made good any number of hasty exits under hostile circumstances.

None of which has necessarily prepared them to be dragooned into service as escorts and defenders to a prince of the Khazar Empire. Usurped by his brutal uncle, the callow and decidedly ill-tempered young royal burns to reclaim his rightful throne. But doing so will demand wicked cunning, outrageous daring, and foolhardy bravado . . . not to mention an army. Zelikman and Amram can at least supply the former. But are these gentlemen of the road prepared to become generals in a full-scale revolution? The only certainty is that getting there - along a path paved with warriors and whores, evil emperors and extraordinary elephants, secrets, swordplay, and such stuff as the grandest adventures are made of - will be much more than half the fun.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2010 : Hardback
Title: Gentlemen of the Road
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 8994026304 / 9788994026305
Publisher: Sapience21
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October 2008 : Hardback
Title: Gentlemen of the Road (Ulverscroft)
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 1847823998 / 9781847823991 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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April 2008 : Hardback
Title: Gentlemen of the Road: A Tale of Adventure (Thorndike Core)
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 1410405745 / 9781410405746 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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October 2007 : Hardback
Title: Gentlemen of the Road: A Tale of Adventure
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0345501748 / 9780345501745 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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November 2007 : Hardback
Title: Gentlemen of the Road
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0340953543 / 9780340953549 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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October 2007 : Hardback
Title: Gentlemen of the Road: A Tale of Adventure
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0385665431 / 9780385665438 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bond Street Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2011 : Paperback
Title: Gentlemen of the Road
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 9573328003 / 9789573328001
Publisher: Huang Guan
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October 2008 : Paperback
Title: Gentlemen of the Road
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0340953551 / 9780340953556 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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September 2008 : Paperback
Title: Gentlemen of the Road: A Tale of Adventure
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 038566544X / 9780385665445 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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September 2008 : Paperback
Title: Gentlemen of the Road: A Tale of Adventure
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0345502078 / 9780345502070 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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September 2008 : Paperback
Title: Gentlemen of the Road
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0340963972 / 9780340963975 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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January 2008 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: Gentlemen of the Road: A Tale of Adventure
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0345508505 / 9780345508508 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Audio Editions

October 2007 : Audio CD
Title: Gentlemen of the Road: A Tale of Adventure
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0739357891 / 9780739357897 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

December 2008 : Kindle edition
Title: Gentlemen of the Road: A Tale of Adventure
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: B000W965K8
Publisher: Del Rey
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December 2008 : Kindle edition
Title: Gentlemen of the Road
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: B002V091B6
Publisher: Sceptre
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