From Publishers Weekly
First-novelist Chabon, with "distinctive vision" and "an elegiac, graceful style," spins a story about alienated youth that, while serving up some familiar details of sex, alcohol and drugs, "fully engages the reader in the lives of an appealing cast of characters," said PW .
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'A strikingly accomplished debut' Sunday Times His style has an enviable suppleness and fluency which offers the perfect vehicle for the moral feints and shifts of the cool crowd he portrays TLS Hard as it is to write about youth when you're young, Chabon has done it brilliantly Cosmopolitan Mingles wit, sex and fine writing Sunday Telegraph His control over his story, the wonderful use he makes of each description, of Pittsburgh itself, are often astonishing...a young writer with a tremendous skill New York Times Book Review
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