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ISBN13: 9780061687570
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By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & ClayThis P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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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 mans 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 Ryes HoldenCaulfield and The Great Gatsbys 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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Michael Chabon's previous books include The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (winner of the Pulitzer Prize), The Yiddish Policemen's Union (winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards and an Edgar Award finalist), Wonder Boys, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, and the story collection A Model World and Other Stories. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.

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Shoshana, March 14, 2009 (view all comments by Shoshana)
An enjoyable early novel from Chabon. I enjoyed his language while in some moods finding it over the top. For example: "As she moved her hands and head in the still light evening, talking about herself, the pearls seemed to string and restring themselves on the invisible thread of her gestures" (p. 75). In some moods I admire this and in others it tires me. Throughout, I thought of Gatsby and wondered if this were a re-telling with variations. After reading other reviews, I think this perspective is substantiated, so first read The Great Gatsby, then this.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061687570
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Chabon, Michael
Illustrator:
Bozic, Milan
Author:
by Michael Chabon
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20080930
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.08x4.54x1.00 in. .57 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The enthralling debut from bestselling novelistMichael Chabon is a penetrating narrative of complexfriendships, father-son conflicts, and the awakening of a young mans 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 Ryes HoldenCaulfield and The Great Gatsbys 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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