Fountain City, a novel wrecked by Michael Chabon. McSweeney’s Books, San Francisco, 2010. 16mo – over 5¾” – 6¾” tall., 95pp; illustrated throughout. Card covers with card dustjacket which unfolds into a map. An annotated fragment of Chabon’s lost novel. In fine condition without markings, tears or folds.
In February 1992, after five years, and 1,500 draft pages, Chabon abandoned or, as he puts it, “wrecked” his writing of Fountain City. Within seven months, he wrote The Wonder Boys a highly acclaimed novel about a washed-up writer slash professor with a weed habit and, a book he cannot finish. In 2010, Chabon was invited to include Fountain City in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Issue 36 from which this booklet originates.
Michael Chabon is a prolific American novelist, screenwriter, columnist and short story writer. He has received several awards including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.