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American rust / Philipp Meyer.

By: Meyer, Philipp, 1974-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Reader's circle (Random House (Firm)): Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2010Edition: Spiegel & Grau trade pbk. ed.Description: 382 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780385527521; 0385527527.Subject(s): Fayette County (Pa.) -- Fiction | Murder -- Fiction | Murder | Pennsylvania -- Fayette County | Fayette County (Pa.) -- Fiction | Homicide -- Fiction | Mystery fiction | Homicide -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction | Fiction. | Psychological fiction. | Mystery fiction. | Detective and mystery fiction. | Psychological fiction.DDC classification: 813/.6 Other classification: FIC022000 | FIC008000 Summary: Set in a beautiful but economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town, a lush landscape as deceptively promising as the edifices of the abandoned steel mills, "American Rust" is a novel of the lost American dream and the desperation that arises in its absence. 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.
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"A novel"--Cover.

"Originally published in hardcover ... in 2009"--Title page verso.

Includes "A reader's guide."

Set in a beautiful but economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town, a lush landscape as deceptively promising as the edifices of the abandoned steel mills, "American Rust" is a novel of the lost American dream and the desperation that arises in its absence. 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.

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