Title Profile & Character Information

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

Annotation
The bestselling author of Wonder Boys pens a novel in which the tragicomic adventures of a couple of boy geniuses reveal much about what happened to America in the middle of the 20th century.

Awards
2001  California Book Awards
2000  New York City Book Awards
2001  ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards
2001  Pulitzer Prize

Characters
NameKavalier, Joe
GenderMale
OccupationArtist
TraitsJewish
Czech
Immigrant

NameClay, Sam
GenderMale
TraitsAmerican
Jewish

NameSaks, Rosa
GenderFemale
OccupationArtist

GenreHistorical
Coming of age
    --Humorous
Fiction
TopicsArtists
Cousins
World War II
Comic strips
Escapism
Love triangles
Friendship
Loss
American Dream
SettingBrooklyn, New York