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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh Summary
Michael Chabon

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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh Summary

Plot Summary

In Michael Chabon's unusual novel, "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh," Art Bechstein has just finished college and is looking forward to a summer of freedom and play. He has left an unsuccessful relationship and finds himself free in his college town of Pittsburgh with an insignificant part-time job at a local bookstore and a new group of friends. His father belongs to the Mafia and, although Art tries to have a relationship with him, his father's shady background comes back to haunt him in unexpected ways. His mother died when Art was young, and his relationship with his father is only perfunctory and somewhat distant. Living in Washington, DC, his father comes for an occasional visit and lunch with Art. Art's "Uncle" Lenny, who seems to care for Art, resides in Pittsburgh.

Art's world, in his own eyes, has become colorful and fascinating now that he is free from...

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