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Reading and Discussing American Rust

Jan.18.2010

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.”

Published Reviews

Apr.10.2009
Published by The Courier Journal
With apologies to writer and critic Keith Gessen, the new-release rack is filled with all the bright young literary men. This class of 2009 is especially strong. Here's a glimpse...