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American rust, Philipp Meyer

Label
American rust
Title
American rust
Statement of responsibility
Philipp Meyer
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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."
  • "Evoking John Steinbeck's novels of restless lives during the Great Depression, American Rust takes us into the contemporary American heartland at a moment of profound unrest and uncertainty about the future. It is a dark but lucid vision, a moving novel about the bleak realities that battle our desire for transcendence and of the power of love and friendship to redeem us."--Back Cover
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.
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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
ANL
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1974-
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Meyer, Philipp
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Murder
  • Fayette County (Pa.)
Target audience
adult
Label
American rust, Philipp Meyer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in 2009
Control code
000045956723
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
367 p.
Isbn
9781742374772
System control number
(OCoLC)657544435
Label
American rust, Philipp Meyer
Publication
Note
First published in 2009
Control code
000045956723
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
367 p.
Isbn
9781742374772
System control number
(OCoLC)657544435

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