Phillip Meyer talks about his highly acclaimed debut novel American Rust, now in paperback ($15.00). The story is set in a an economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town with edifices of the abandoned steel mills that once provided the livelihood of generations. The N.Y. Times calls Meyer a writer who “understands how place and personality and circumstance can converge to create the perfect storm of tragedy.”
Philipp Meyer grew up in a working class neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland, where he dropped out of high school and got his GED when he was sixteen. After spending several years volunteering at a trauma center in downtown Baltimore, he attended Cornell...
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