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.
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The sheltered son of a Jewish mobster, Art Bechstein leaps into his first summer as a college graduate as cluelessly as he capered through his school years. But new friends and lovers are eager to guide him through these sultry days of last-ditch youthful alienation and sexual confusion—in a blue-collar city where the mundane can sometimes appear almost magical.About the Author:
Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Moonglow and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, among many others. He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.
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Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0688076327
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0688076327
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110688076327
Book Description William Morrow & Co, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1988. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. RARE Uncorrected Bound Galleys-Special Advance Reading Copy-Not For Sale. No information on edition and printing. All ARC's are usually first editions and printings as a publisher prints these first. New copy. Never read. Beautiful copy of book and cover. COLLECTOR'S COPY. Bookseller Inventory # 001272