Frank Santoro’s Pittsburgh is an imaginatively rendered graphic memoir that memorializes the lives of his parents and their marriage in 1960s Pittsburgh in a lyrical effort to make sense of their breakup. His parents now work at the same hospital but refuse to acknowledge one another. Beautifully illustrated in a style all his own, Pittsburgh is an irresistible, almost ethereal, family epic, and a vivid tribute to the city and its people and neighborhoods. In this ten-page excerpt Santoro introduces the reader to his parents and his grandparents in a segment of the book set in Pittsburgh in 1968. Pittsburgh will be published in September by New York Review Comics.