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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

Michael Chabon

3 – 6 hours
304 Print Pages


  • New York Times Bestseller
  • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

Editor’s Note

We can’t say enough good things about Michael Chabon’s first novel. Then again, we probably don’t have to since every critic already chimed in, praising how extraordinary this book is. Art Bechstein, the young narrator discovering who he is in Pittsburgh in the 1980’s, might as well be called the New Holden. Here’s a coming of age story for the ages.


Chabon’s sensational debut novel: the coming-of-age story of Art Bechstein, a recent graduate whose life is forever changed by one sultry summer

Art Bechstein may be too young to know what he wants to do with his life, but he knows what he doesn’t want: the life of his father, a man who laundered money for the mob. Bechstein spends the summer after his graduation from a Pittsburgh university searching for his future and finding his own sort of trouble with brilliant and seductive new friends—erudite, unscrupulous Arthur Lecomte, mercurial Phlox, and Cleveland, a poetry-reciting biker.
Insightful and energetic, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh beautifully renders the hard edges of a blue-collar city and the charm of its local characters.
This ebook features a biography of the author.