The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, by Michael Chabon

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh,
by Michael Chabon

My introduction to Chabon was the Yiddish Policeman’s Union, and I fell in love with his rich and savory writing style.

This book is not for the average reader interested in love triangles, motorcycle chases, or jewel thieves, but it does have all of those things.

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh is a coming of age story. I loved it. The novel completely immersed me in a gender, a sexual awareness, a city, a culture, a lifestyle that was 100% foreign to me. It was done so beautifully and skillfully that even though I could relate personally to almost nothing, I never felt jolted out of the story or even a little bit skeptical.

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