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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh - Michael Chabon
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
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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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060790592 (0060790598)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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travelin
travelin rated it
1.0 The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Fake and
Rincey Reads
Rincey Reads rated it
0.0 The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (P.S.)
I forget that I don't like Michael Chabon as much as I think I do.
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!"
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!" rated it
4.0 The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh
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 ...
sologdin
sologdin rated it
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.
modusa
modusa rated it
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...
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