Black (& Gold) Friday sale!

How ’bout “The Pittsburghest novel ever written” as a holiday gift for a bleeds black-and-gold Pittsburgher–including those who have moved away (but the ‘burgh never left them)? Click here to buy The Immaculate Jagoffs of Pittsburgh hard cover, paper back or ebook/Kindle on Amazon. Set during a legendary week 50 years ago, this is a fast-moving novel mixing slapstick comedy and Joycean literary allusions, soaked in the guttural vernacular of “the Burgh.” It’s the last week of 1972, goalposted by a stunning, euphoric victory (“The Immaculate Reception”) and a city-crushing loss (The Great One, Roberto). Clay, who spends far more time making jag calls to radio stations than studying, has flunked out of another college–meaning he is headed for the Vietnam War. Scan, Clay’s roommate, is also at risk: After being on thin ice for his role in an April Fools college newspaper edition, his grad paper mocking James Joyce is rejected. Within days, Clay and Scan meet the women of their dreams…but can these jagoffs stay a step ahead of the small-time mob that’s after them?


About Tom Scanlon

Tom Scanlon started his journalism career as a sports stringer with the Pittsburgh Press (RIP) and Post-Gazette, then moved on to the Seattle Times, Mesa Tribune etc. He is the author of plays including "The Superhumans" and novels including "Ocean Shores Tourist Killer," "Atlantis City," and, now, "The Immaculate Jagoffs of Pittsburgh."
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