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American Rust By Philipp Meyer

American Rust
by Philipp Meyer

An American voice reminiscent of Steinbeck - a debut novel on friendship, loyalty, and love, centering on a murder in a dying Pennsylvania steel town
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American Rust Summary


Set in a beautiful but dying Pennsylvania steel town, American Rust is a novel of the lost American dream and the desperation that arises from its loss. 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, abandoned homes, and the polluted river. Isaac is the smartest kid in town, left behind to care for his sick father after his mother commits suicide and his sister Lee moves away. Now Isaac wants out too. Not even his best friend, Billy Poe, can stand in his way: broad-shouldered Billy, always ready for a fight, still living in his mother's trailer. Then, on the very day of Isaac's leaving, something happens that changes the friends' fates and tests the loyalties of their friendship and those of their lovers, families, and the town itself. Evoking John Steinbeck's novels of restless lives during the Great Depression, American Rust is an extraordinarily moving novel about the bleak realities that battle our desire for transcendance, and the power of love and friendship to redeem us.

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Sku
GOR001740595
Title
American Rust
Author
Condition
Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
384
ISBN 10
1847394124
ISBN 13
9781847394125
Prizes
N/A
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.