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The Resource Gentlemen of the road, Michael Chabon ; illustrated by Gary Gianni

Gentlemen of the road, Michael Chabon ; illustrated by Gary Gianni

Label
Gentlemen of the road
Title
Gentlemen of the road
Statement of responsibility
Michael Chabon ; illustrated by Gary Gianni
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In the Kingdom of Aran, in the Caucasus Mountains in 950 A.D., two adventurers wander the region, plying their trade as swords for hire, until they become involved in a bloody coup in the medieval Jewish empire of the Khazars as bodyguards for a fugitiveprince
  • "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 fool-hardy 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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Chabon, Michael
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.H15
LC item number
G46 2007
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adventure stories
  • Azerbaijan
Label
Gentlemen of the road, Michael Chabon ; illustrated by Gary Gianni
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On discord arising from the excessive love of a hat -- On payment, and trouble, its inevitable gratuity -- On the burdens and cruelties of the road -- On the substitution of one angel, and one cause, for another -- On the observance of the fourth commandment among horse thieves -- On some peculiarities in the trading practices of northmen -- On the seizing of a low moment -- On a niceness of moral discernment uncommon among gentlemen of the road -- On anxieties arising from the inpermissibility, however unreasonable, of an elephant's rounding out a grayer quorum -- On the belated repayment of the gift of a pear -- On the unforeseen and annoying resemblance of a Bek's life to an ill-played game of Shatranj -- On a consignment of flesh -- On swimming to the library at the heart of the world -- On the melancholy duty of soldiers to contend with the messes left by kings -- On following the road to one's destiny, with the usual instrusions of violence and grace
Control code
154689273
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 204 pages
Isbn
9780345501745
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007029251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)154689273
Label
Gentlemen of the road, Michael Chabon ; illustrated by Gary Gianni
Publication
Note
Map on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On discord arising from the excessive love of a hat -- On payment, and trouble, its inevitable gratuity -- On the burdens and cruelties of the road -- On the substitution of one angel, and one cause, for another -- On the observance of the fourth commandment among horse thieves -- On some peculiarities in the trading practices of northmen -- On the seizing of a low moment -- On a niceness of moral discernment uncommon among gentlemen of the road -- On anxieties arising from the inpermissibility, however unreasonable, of an elephant's rounding out a grayer quorum -- On the belated repayment of the gift of a pear -- On the unforeseen and annoying resemblance of a Bek's life to an ill-played game of Shatranj -- On a consignment of flesh -- On swimming to the library at the heart of the world -- On the melancholy duty of soldiers to contend with the messes left by kings -- On following the road to one's destiny, with the usual instrusions of violence and grace
Control code
154689273
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 204 pages
Isbn
9780345501745
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007029251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)154689273

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