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Philipp Meyer
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Philipp Meyer grew up in Baltimore, 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 University, where he studied English. Since graduating, Meyer has worked as a derivatives trader at UBS, a construction worker, and an EMT, among other jobs. His writing has been published in McSweeney's, The Iowa Review, Salon.com, and New Stories from the South. From 2005 to 2008 Meyer was a fellow at the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, Texas. He splits his time between Texas and upstate... Read More

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American Rust
A Novel
Written by Philipp Meyer


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $15.00

A 2009 New York Times Notable Book

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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

American Rust
A Novel
Written by Philipp Meyer


Format: eBook
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: February 24, 2009
Price: $11.99

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