American Rust

Product Number: EB00166428
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780385529686
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
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The debut novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Son, which is now an AMC original TV series BONUS: This edition contains a reader's guide. 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 arise 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 the power of love and friendship to redeem us. Newsweek's list of "Best. Books. Ever" A Washington Post Top Ten Book of 2009 A New York Times Notable Book of 2009 An Economist Best Book of 2009 A Kansas City Star Top 100 book of 2009 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Best Books of 2009 Idaho Statesman's Best Books of 2009

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Author(s): Philipp Meyer
Original Publish Date: Feb 24, 2009

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Author(s): Philipp Meyer
Narrator(s): Tom Stechschulte
Product Number C4983
Released: Feb 12, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781436178518
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Author(s): Philipp Meyer
Narrator(s): Tom Stechschulte
Product Number Z2462
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456108717

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