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American rust

A novel as splendidly crafted and original as any written in recent decades, American Rust is both darkly disturbing and richly compelling. Philipp Meyer's first novel signals the arrival of a new voice in American letters. Patricia Cornwell.

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  • "A novel as splendidly crafted and original as any written in recent decades, American Rust is both darkly disturbing and richly compelling. Philipp Meyer's first novel signals the arrival of a new voice in American letters. Patricia Cornwell."@en
  • "Isaac is the town genius, a young man left behind to care for his paralyzed father after his mother's suicide and his sister's departure for Yale. On the day that he steals $6,000 from his old man's desk and sets off to California to study astrophysics, he and his sister's ex-boyfriend Poe, a former high school baseball star, are waylaid by a group of transients. Isaac's inadvertent murder of one of the men changes the friends' fates and tests the loyalties of their friendship and the loyalties of their lovers, families, and the town itself, forever."
  • "A heart-wrenching, unputdownable tale of redemption and survival in small-town America in the tradition of Richard Ford, Pete Dexter and Cormac McCarthy."@en
  • "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 best friend, former high school football star Billy Poe, they are caught up in a terrible act of violence that changes their lives forever."
  • "The debut novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Son 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."@en
  • "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."@en
  • "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."
  • "A Buell, dans une région de Pennsylvanie dévastée par la crise de la sidérurgie, Isaac English a renoncé à des études d'astrophysique pour s'occuper de son père invalide et son ami Billy Poe à sa carrière de footballeur universitaire. Quand Isaac s'enfuit avec de l'argent volé à son père, Billy le suit. Mais un incident les sépare et Billy est accusé d'un meurtre commis par Isaac. Premier roman.--[Résumé de l'éditeur]."
  • "Follows the lives of two young men bound by family, inertia, and the ties of home to a dying Pennsylvania steel town, who dream of escaping to California together until one of them accidentally kills a transient and attempts to cover up the crime."@en
  • "Twee jonge Amerikanen uit een mijnstadje willen in Californië een nieuw leven beginnen, maar hun 'American dream' spat uit elkaar als ze uit zelfverdediging een zwerver doden."
  • "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."

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  • "Detective and mystery stories"
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  • "Mystery fiction"
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  • "American rust"@en
  • "American rust"
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  • "Ruggine americana"
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  • "American rust : [a novel]"@en
  • "Un arrière-goût de rouille : roman"

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