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The Resource American rust, by Philipp Meyer, (large print)

American rust, by Philipp Meyer, (large print)

Label
American rust
Title
American rust
Statement of responsibility
by Philipp Meyer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in a beautiful but economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town, American Rust is a novel of the lost American dream and the desperation; as well as the acts of friendship, loyalty, and love, that arises from its loss. From local bars to trainyards to prison, it is the story of two young men, bound to the town by family, responsibility, inertia, and the beauty around them, who dream of a future beyond the factories and abandoned homes. Left alone to care for his aging father after his mother commits suicide and his sister escapes to Yale, Isaac English longs for a life beyond his hometown. But when he finally sets out to leave for good, accompanied by his temperamental best friend, former high school football star Billy Poe, they are caught up in a terrible act of violence that changes their lives forever. This novel takes us into the contemporary American heartland at a moment of profound unrest and uncertainty about the future. It is a dark novel about the bleak realities that battle our desire for transcendence and of the power of love and friendship to redeem us.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, 2009.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2009
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289422
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meyer, Philipp
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Fayette County (Pa.)
  • Murder
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
Label
American rust, by Philipp Meyer, (large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
645 p.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781597229982
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009013367
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)318100442
Label
American rust, by Philipp Meyer, (large print)
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
645 p.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781597229982
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009013367
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)318100442

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