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The Resource American rust, Philipp Meyer

American rust, Philipp Meyer

Label
American rust
Title
American rust
Statement of responsibility
Philipp Meyer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in a beautiful but economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town, a lush landscape as deceptively promising as the edifices of the abandoned steel mills, "American Rust" is a novel of the lost American dream and the desperation that arises in its absence
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
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Fayette County (Pa.)
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Pennsylvania
Target audience
adult
Label
American rust, Philipp Meyer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A novel"--Cover
  • "Originally published in hardcover ... in 2009"--Title page verso
  • Includes "A reader's guide."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn326529128
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Spiegel & Grau trade pbk. ed.
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9780385527521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780385527521
System control number
(OCoLC)326529128
Label
American rust, Philipp Meyer
Publication
Note
  • "A novel"--Cover
  • "Originally published in hardcover ... in 2009"--Title page verso
  • Includes "A reader's guide."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn326529128
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Spiegel & Grau trade pbk. ed.
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9780385527521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780385527521
System control number
(OCoLC)326529128

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