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Chabon, Michael. THE MYSTERIES OF PITTSBURGH. New York City, NY: William Morrow & Company, 1988. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 287 pages. Fine. Signed.

The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most sensational literary debuts of the 1980's. Advance Reader's Copy/Uncorrected Proof. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Pictorial softcovers with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Text by Michael Chabon. Without DJ, as issued. A national (and international) bestseller, it immediately established the very young author as a major new voice in American literature. A "coming-of-age" story, which seems inevitably and inescapably every young writer's subject, handled by Michael Chabon with grace and empathy, it demonstrates the author's immense talent, one that would be triumphantly fulfilled in his masterpiece, "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay". A brilliant debut, this is a "must-have" edition for Michael Chabon completists. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Michael Chabon. It is signed directly on the page, not on a tipped-in paghe or a bookplate. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Souvenir Program, "Michael Chabon", issued to celebrate the publication of "The Yiddish Policemen's Union". The signature was obtained during the event. The Advance Reader's Copy/Uncorrected Proof was not sold commercially and distributed only to the trade. This is one of extremely few signed copies of the Advance Reader's Copy/Uncorrected Proof still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Selected by The New Yorker Magazine as one of "Twenty Writers for the 21st Century". Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay". One of the finest living American writers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MICHAEL CHABON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0688076327. $150.00

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