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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
From the author of the acclaimed Wolf in White Van comes a horror-infused thriller set in a tiny Midwestern town. Jeremy works at the counter of Video Hut in Nevada, Iowa. It's the 1990s, pre-DVD, and the work is predictable and familiar; he likes his boss, Sarah Jane, and it gets him out of the house, which has felt desolate and empty since his mother died six years before. But when Stephanie Parsons, a local schoolteacher, comes in to return her copy of Targets, she has an odd complaint- 'There's something on it,' she says. Two days later, Lindsey Redinius brings back She's All That and complains that something is wrong- 'There's another movie on this tape.' Curious, Jeremy takes a look. And what he sees on the videos is so strange and disturbing that it propels him out of his comfortable routine and into a search for the tapes' creator. As the once-peaceful fields and barns surrounding Nevada begin to seem sinister and threatening, Jeremy must come to terms with a truth that is as devastatingly sad as it is shocking. Creepy and poignant by turns, Universal Harvester is a deep dive into damaged lives and the different ways people try to escape grief, loss, and darkness
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.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10550765
Cataloging source
ANL
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Darnielle, John
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
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  • 860
  • 860
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Fathers and sons
  • Cults
  • Families
  • Video tapes
  • Family secrets
  • Missing persons
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Mothers
  • Murder
  • Iowa
Target audience
adult
Label
Universal harvester, John Darnielle
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058602516
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9780374282103
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)958587649
Label
Universal harvester, John Darnielle
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058602516
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9780374282103
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)958587649

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