Book beginnings on Friday

The mysteries of Pittsburgh 

Today’s book beginning is from a novel that I read a long, long time ago. I looked around for a book (I am still reading “Visitation” from last week, so nothing new to choose) and my eye fell on “The Mysteries of Pittsburgh” by Michael Chabon. I remembered that it had a really great first sentence. Most of you probably know it anyway. So, here we go:

At the beginning of the summer I had lunch with my father, the gangster, who was in town for the weekend to transact some of his vague business.

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  1. Interesting! This is the first I’ve seen of this book, and I do like that first line!

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

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