For his second act, Pittsburgh novelist Jacob Bacharach has turned in another work of enormously entertaining literary fiction set in Pittsburgh. It’s less cosmic than his debut, the 2014 sci-​fi sendup “A Bend in the World,” but equally peppered with highbrow cultural references, trenchant social observations and turns of phrase that spin you…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading Bacharach’s second novel, set in Pittsburgh, delivers
  • Sidebar Title The Doorposts of Your House and on Your Gates
    The Doorposts of Your House and On Your Gates
  • Sidebar Sub Title By Jacob Bacharach
  • Sidebar Content Block Liverlight/​Norton ($15.95)
Pittsburgh has enjoyed some nice national media buzz in recent years. We’re so livable, we’re hipper than Portland, we’re the next foodie destination. But Pittsburgher Jacob Bacharach’s debut novel could blast the city’s profile into an otherworldly dimension. “The Bend of the World” — a highly enjoyable comedy of modern manners — imagines our cozy town as…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2014
  • Sub Heading Jacob Bacharach’s debut novel pens Pittsburgh as a galactic vortex
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