The Mysteries of Pittsburgh Book Summary and Study Guide

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Art Bechstein can't escape the scrutiny of his father, a mafia accountant, can't seem to sustain a relationship with his girlfriend, and can't shake a growing attraction to his new friend Arthur.
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    Things get even worse when another of his new acquaintances starts to see Art as the key to the big time in his father's crime syndicate.      
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Father (or standin) Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   college Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   rebelling against parent's expectations Love problems?    -   gay guy urges

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   9 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   two guys doing it Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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