The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

Book - 2011 | First Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition.
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The enthralling debut from bestselling novelist Michael Chabon is a penetrating narrative of complex friendships, father-son conflicts, and the awakening of a young man's sexual identity. 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 Holden Caulfield and The Great Gatsby's Nick Carraway. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh incontrovertibly established Chabon as a powerful force in contemporary fiction, even before his PulitzerPrize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay set the literary world spinning. An unforgettable story of coming of age in America, it is also an essential milestone in the movement of American fiction, from a novelist who has become one of the most important and enduring voices of this generation.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Perennial, 2011.
Edition: First Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition.
ISBN: 9780062072238
Branch Call Number: FIC Chabo
Characteristics: 297, 20 pages ; 21 cm

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Aug 17, 2013

Well written. Loved the use of language. The story took a bit to get into and was somewhat mundane, but that is as it was meant to be - an exploration of a summer's unique but not completely unknown right of passage focused on character and place. Bravo.

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