The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
The enthralling debut from bestselling novelistMichael Chabon is a penetrating narrative of complexfriendships, father-son conflicts, and the awakening of a young man’s sexualidentity. Chabon masterfully renders the funny,tender, and captivating first-person narrative of Art Bechstein,whose... show more
The enthralling debut from bestselling novelistMichael Chabon is a penetrating narrative of complexfriendships, father-son conflicts, and the awakening of a young man’s sexualidentity. Chabon masterfully renders the funny,tender, and captivating first-person narrative of Art Bechstein,whose confusion and heartache echo the tones of literary forebears like The Catcher in the Rye’s HoldenCaulfield and The Great Gatsby’s NickCarraway. TheMysteries of Pittsburgh incontrovertibly established Chabonas a powerful force in contemporary fiction, even before his PulitzerPrize-winning novel The AmazingAdventures of Kavalier & Clay set theliterary world spinning. An unforgettable story of coming of age in America, itis also an essential milestone in the movement of American fiction, from anovelist who has become one of the most important and enduring voices of thisgeneration.
Publish date: July 5th 2005
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Literary Fiction
, Coming Of Age
I forget that I don't like Michael Chabon as much as I think I do.
This is Michael Chabon's first novel and I really enjoyed it. It's about the summer after Art Bechstein finishes college and before he figures out the rest of his life. It's a topsy turvey kind of summer where a lot of things don't make sense right off the bat, but by the end, they become glaringly ...
Mobster's son from Pennsyltucky graduates from university, dopes around town with literate thugs, experiments as practicing polyamorous bisexual.Aesthetically proficient but ideologically empty. Good first effort from author while he was still doing his MFA, apparently.
here's the thing: i'm always with chabon right at the beginning. i think, "yeah, i'm starting to see why all these people are crazy about chabon" and then my attention begins to wander, and i feel myself getting antsy and i am thinking "aren't we done yet? how the hell did we get here from there?" a...