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    DescriptionThe acclaimed "New York Times" bestseller. "Not bad for a 24-year-old wordsmith: being compared to J.D. Salinger."-- "The Philadelphia Inquirer" "Hard as it is to write about youth when you're young, Chabon has done it brilliantly."-- "Cosmopolitan"


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    Title
    The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Chabon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 297
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 236 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060790592
    ISBN 10: 0060790598
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP034
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ADOLES
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDATL
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: P26300000
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/MASC, GEOG/PENNSY
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: F3
    LC classification: PS3553.H15 M97 2005
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/PAPITT
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC019000
    Publisher
    HARPER PERENNIAL
    Imprint name
    HARPER PERENNIAL
    Publication date
    05 July 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Astonishing."--" The New York Times ""Remarkable."" Los Angeles Times ""Extraordinary."" Village Voice "There's a lot of talk about this novel. It's almost as if there's going to be a great big literary bash. The guys who will be on the guest list are a cinch. Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn and Holden Caulfield. ... And now, from" The Mysteries of Pittsburgh ," Art Bechstein."--" Washington Post Book World ""A very daring, vivid and exciting book."--" Cosmopolitan ""Absolutely terrific... Michael Chabon continues in that great tradition [of Dickens'" Our Mutual Friend" and Fitzgerald's" The Great Gatsby "]... Anybody can write a realistic account of his first postgraduation summer of growing up and making love, but to make such a story the stuff of legend, as Chabon has done here (and Fitzgerald did before him), takes something close to genius."--" Playboy ""Simply, the best first novel I've read in years. ... It will find its place beside" On the Road" and" Catcher in the Rye .""-- Carolyn Forche"[A] very funny and very eloquent book -- a book that both earns and wears easily such adjectives as 'brilliant'..." The Mysteries of Pittsburgh" is a funny, charming, hugely entertaining and excellently written book."--" Pittsburgh Press "The quiet lushness of both the concept and the language are typical of Chabon's fresh, convincing style. What makes the novel extraordinary, however, is the exactness and care with which he manipulates such images and patterns of imagery. ... Making a reader experience again a sense of endless possibility is one of the most satisfying and quintessentially American things an American Bildungsroman can do. Chabon's" The Mysteries of Pittsburgh" addsto the canon one of the rare novels actually able to do it.--" Village Voice "Remarkable. ... What makes this book -- and Chabon -- worth our attentiation is [that] Chabon has chosen not merely to record all the ills of an oversexed, overindulged generation with nowhere to go but to bed or to a bar; he has chosen to explore, to enter this world and try to find what makes it work, why love and friendship choose to visit some, deny others.--" Los Angeles Times "Chabon's writing is deft and delicate -- almost every page includes a delightful phrase or two. He mingles dialogue, the Pittsburgh cityscape, descriptions of the characters' acticity and Art's thoughts and feelings to achieve that magical illusion good novels give -- that the reader is living the character's life with all its savors, jokes and pangs.--" Boston Herald "Chabon writes with unusual sensitivity. His beautifully realized characters are revealed through the perfect pitch of his dialogue.--" Denver Post "Astonishing. ... The voice of a young writer with tremendous skill as he discovers, joyously, just what his words can do.-- Alice McDermott, " New York Times "A thoroughly wonderful novel. ... [It] did two things no book had done for me in a long time: it made me feel good and it took me completely by surprise.David Leavitt