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American Rust
American Rust
Author: Philipp Meyer
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, responsibil...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385527514
ISBN-10: 0385527519
Publication Date: 2/24/2009
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 2
Although fairly well written, I kept reading this book hoping to find redemption, hope, a light in the forest somewhere. Didn't find it. All these characters are a mess. Abrupt ending, very unsatisfying. Disappointing.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not an uplifting book but shows how one decision can alter so many lives. Well written - kept my interest. Did it for my book club and had interesting discussion.
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A disappointment. Overrated.
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