Waxwings (Large Hardcover)

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From the best-selling author of Passage to Juneau —“Raban at his best,” wrote Ian McEwan—an unsettling, tender, and always surprising novel set in Seattle at the turn of the millennium, when the high-tech Gold Rush threatens to overwhelm the actual world with its myriad virtual alternatives.

Two immigrants, though, are drawn here by more traditional versions of the American Dream. For Tom Janeway—a Hungarian-born Englishman—it is the wife and son he thought he’d never have. For an illegal alien—Chick, as he comes to call himself—it is the land of opportunity he’d imagined back in Fujian province. Given the overheated service economy, mutual need introduces the writer–professor–NPR-commentator to this enterprising handyman, and each soon finds himself strangely dependent on the other. Because meanwhile, all around them, people are busily charting futures that are obscure to, or exclude, anyone else.

Waxwings masterfully depicts the social realities of a boomtown in flux, as well as the illusions that distract its inhabitants from the most basic human to create a place we can call home. This is what Chick dreams of achieving, and what Tom must suddenly struggle to preserve. As the NASDAQ index spirals upward, street riots break out, a terrorist is arrested, a child disappears, a jetliner goes down—and the city, rimmed with feral countryside, begins to emerge in its true colors.

The Washington Post proclaimed of Foreign Land that “Jonathan Raban’s achievements in this novel are nothing short of awesome,” and with Waxwings —exquisitely written and hugely entertaining—he demonstrates more powerfully than ever before that he “invests his characters with such freshness and warmth, writes prose of such Wordsworth-like beauty, and does it all with such effortless mastery that he takes the reader’s breath away.”

Original price was: R35.00.Current price is: R28.00.

1 in stock

1 in stock

Author: Jonathan Raban

Format: Medium Hardcover

Condition: Very Good

Delivery Options

Build a Bundle

To save on shipping you can buy books and when you are ready, you pay for the shipping and we send all your books at once.

Paxi (Pep to Pep)

Standard Bag R60: delivery within 7 – 9 days to a Pep near you.

Aramex Courier

Delivery within 3 – 4 working days to your door.

Pudo (Locker to Locker)

We will send your package to the nearest locker of your choice.

Collection

Collect your package in Silverton, Pretoria East.

Description of book condition:

Description of book condition:

New – Brand new and unread book.

As New – A secondhand book that can easily pass for a new one.

Very Good – Book is in great condition with only a minor blemish here and there.

Good – Book shows visible reading wear but nothing serious.

Fair – Book shows clear and more significant wear, especially on the cover, but is still solid and intact.

Worn – Book shows severe wear and tear while still being intact (commonly known as a “reading copy”). Worn books are still good perfect for a good read, all pages will be intact with none threatening to fall out.

 

Beskrywing van boeke se toestand:

Nuut – ‘n Nuwe, ongeleesde boek.

Soos Nuut – ‘n Tweedehandse boek wat nog maklik vir ‘n nuwe een kan deurgaan,

Baie Goed – Die boek wys minimale verweer,

Goed – Die boek wys sigbare verweer, maar niks ernstigs nie.

Redelik – Die boek wys duidelike leesverweer, veral op die omslag, maar is steeds stewig en heel.

Verweerd – Die boek wys ernstige verweer, maar is steeds heel en heeltemal leesbaar (ons noem dit ‘n “leeskopie”). Geen bladsye is los nie.

Book Formats

Paperback: Mass market paperback, roughly 180mm x 110mm

Medium Softcover: Larger paperback, roughly 200mm x 130mm

Large Softcover: also called a “Trade Paperback”, roughly 235mm x 155mm

Medium Hardcover: Hardcover book, roughly 200mm x 130mm

Large Hardcover: Hardcover book, roughly 235mm x 155mm

 

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Waxwings (Large Hardcover)

Sale!

Original price was: R35.00.Current price is: R28.00.

1 in stock

1 in stock

Author: Jonathan Raban

Format: Medium Hardcover

Condition: Very Good

From the best-selling author of Passage to Juneau —“Raban at his best,” wrote Ian McEwan—an unsettling, tender, and always surprising novel set in Seattle at the turn of the millennium, when the high-tech Gold Rush threatens to overwhelm the actual world with its myriad virtual alternatives.

Two immigrants, though, are drawn here by more traditional versions of the American Dream. For Tom Janeway—a Hungarian-born Englishman—it is the wife and son he thought he’d never have. For an illegal alien—Chick, as he comes to call himself—it is the land of opportunity he’d imagined back in Fujian province. Given the overheated service economy, mutual need introduces the writer–professor–NPR-commentator to this enterprising handyman, and each soon finds himself strangely dependent on the other. Because meanwhile, all around them, people are busily charting futures that are obscure to, or exclude, anyone else.

Waxwings masterfully depicts the social realities of a boomtown in flux, as well as the illusions that distract its inhabitants from the most basic human to create a place we can call home. This is what Chick dreams of achieving, and what Tom must suddenly struggle to preserve. As the NASDAQ index spirals upward, street riots break out, a terrorist is arrested, a child disappears, a jetliner goes down—and the city, rimmed with feral countryside, begins to emerge in its true colors.

The Washington Post proclaimed of Foreign Land that “Jonathan Raban’s achievements in this novel are nothing short of awesome,” and with Waxwings —exquisitely written and hugely entertaining—he demonstrates more powerfully than ever before that he “invests his characters with such freshness and warmth, writes prose of such Wordsworth-like beauty, and does it all with such effortless mastery that he takes the reader’s breath away.”

Delivery Options

Build a Bundle

To save on shipping you can buy books and when you are ready, you pay for the shipping and we send all your books at once.

Paxi (Pep to Pep)

Standard Bag R60: delivery within 7 – 9 days to a Pep near you.

Aramex Courier

Delivery within 3 – 4 working days to your door.

Pudo (Locker to Locker)

We will send your package to the nearest locker of your choice.

Collection

Collect your package in Silverton, Pretoria East.

Description of book condition:

Description of book condition:

New – Brand new and unread book.

As New – A secondhand book that can easily pass for a new one.

Very Good – Book is in great condition with only a minor blemish here and there.

Good – Book shows visible reading wear but nothing serious.

Fair – Book shows clear and more significant wear, especially on the cover, but is still solid and intact.

Worn – Book shows severe wear and tear while still being intact (commonly known as a “reading copy”). Worn books are still good perfect for a good read, all pages will be intact with none threatening to fall out.

 

Beskrywing van boeke se toestand:

Nuut – ‘n Nuwe, ongeleesde boek.

Soos Nuut – ‘n Tweedehandse boek wat nog maklik vir ‘n nuwe een kan deurgaan,

Baie Goed – Die boek wys minimale verweer,

Goed – Die boek wys sigbare verweer, maar niks ernstigs nie.

Redelik – Die boek wys duidelike leesverweer, veral op die omslag, maar is steeds stewig en heel.

Verweerd – Die boek wys ernstige verweer, maar is steeds heel en heeltemal leesbaar (ons noem dit ‘n “leeskopie”). Geen bladsye is los nie.

Book Formats

Paperback: Mass market paperback, roughly 180mm x 110mm

Medium Softcover: Larger paperback, roughly 200mm x 130mm

Large Softcover: also called a “Trade Paperback”, roughly 235mm x 155mm

Medium Hardcover: Hardcover book, roughly 200mm x 130mm

Large Hardcover: Hardcover book, roughly 235mm x 155mm

 

Reviews

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