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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

On sale

28th December 2006

Price: £9.99

Selected:  Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780340936269

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Art Bechstein steps out of the library into the summer of his graduation year. Not yet ready for respectability, he falls in with the exotic, charming Arthur Lecomte, and ricochets between a homosexual relationship and an intense affair with a strange and beautiful girl called Phlox. Before long, the world of his new friends and the underworld of his father must collide, with consequences that Art cannot control.


<i>Sunday Times</i>
'A strikingly accomplished debut'
His style has an enviable suppleness and fluency which offers the perfect vehicle for the moral feints and shifts of the cool crowd he portrays
Hard as it is to write about youth when you're young, Chabon has done it brilliantly
<i>Sunday Telegraph</i>
Mingles wit, sex and fine writing
<i>New York Times Book Review</i>
His control over his story, the wonderful use he makes of each description, of Pittsburgh itself, are often astonishing...a young writer with a tremendous skill