Mysteries of Pittsburgh

Mysteries of Pittsburgh

by Michael Chabon

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Overview

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 Pulitzer Prize-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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062165879
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/13/2016
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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.

Hometown:

Berkeley, California

Date of Birth:

May 24, 1963

Place of Birth:

Washington, D.C.

Education:

B.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.F.A., University of California at Irvine

Table of Contents

Contents

1. ELEVATOR GOING UP,
2. A FREE ATOM,
3. SOME PEOPLE REALLY KNOW HOW TO HAVE A GOOD TIME,
4. THE CLOUD FACTORY,
5. INVADERS,
6. OBEDIENCE,
7. THE CHECKPOINT,
8. THE MAU MAU CATALOGUE,
9. THE HEARTBREAK THING,
10. SEX AND VIOLENCE,
11. SEARCHLIGHTS AND GIANT WOMEN,
12. THE EVIL LOVE NURSE,
13. PINK EYES,
14. MARJORIE,
15. THE MUSEUM OF REAL LIFE,
16. THE CASA DEL FEAR,
17. B AND E,
18. PERSPICACITY,
19. THE BIG P,
20. LIFE ON VENUS,
21. THE END OF THE WORLD,
22. THE BEAST THAT ATE CLEVELAND,
23. XANADU,
A Biography of Michael Chabon,

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