The Resource Universal harvester, John Darnielle

Universal harvester, John Darnielle

Label
Universal harvester
Title
Universal harvester
Statement of responsibility
John Darnielle
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Jeremy works at the Video Hut in Nevada, Iowa. It's a small town in the center of the state -- the first a in Nevada pronounced ay. This is the late 1990s, and even if the Hollywood Video in Ames poses an existential threat to Video Hut, there are still regular customers, a rush in the late afternoon. It's good enough for Jeremy: it's a job, quiet and predictable, and it gets him out of the house, where he lives with his dad and where they both try to avoid missing Mom, who died six years ago in a car wreck. But when a local schoolteacher comes in to return her copy of Targets -- an old movie, starring Boris Karloff, one Jeremy himself had ordered for the store -- she has an odd complaint: "There's something on it," she says, but doesn't elaborate. Two days later, a different customer returns a different tape, a new release, and says it's not defective, exactly, but altered: "There's another movie on this tape." Jeremy doesn't want to be curious, but he brings the movies home to take a look. And, indeed, in the middle of each movie, the screen blinks dark for a moment and the movie is replaced by a few minutes of jagged, poorly lit home video. The scenes are odd and sometimes violent, dark, and deeply disquieting. There are no identifiable faces, no dialogue or explanation -- the first video has just the faint sound of someone breathing- - but there are some recognizable landmarks. These have been shot just outside of town. So begins John Darnielle's haunting and masterfully unsettling Universal Harvester: the once placid Iowa fields and farmhouses now sinister and imbued with loss and instability and profound foreboding. The novel will take Jeremy and those around him deeper into this landscape than they have ever expected to go. They will become part of a story that unfolds years into the past and years into the future, part of an impossible search for something someone once lost that they would do anything to regain."--
  • "The second novel from the author of Wolf in White Van, inspired by his years living in a small town in Iowa"--
Summary
Working for a 1990s small-community video rental store under threat by a major chain competitor, Jeremy is reluctantly drawn into a mystery involving chilling footage of criminal activity that has been recorded onto the store's VHS tapes. By the author of <i>Wolf in White Van
Theme
Storyline
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  • From Amazon
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10550765
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Darnielle, John
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
860
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Video rental services
  • Video tapes
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
Target audience
adult
Label
Universal harvester, John Darnielle
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn947147125
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9780374282103
Lccn
2016025809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)947147125
Label
Universal harvester, John Darnielle
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn947147125
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9780374282103
Lccn
2016025809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)947147125

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