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The Resource Universal harvester, John Darnielle

Universal harvester, John Darnielle

Label
Universal harvester
Title
Universal harvester
Statement of responsibility
John Darnielle
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jeremy works at the Video Hut in Nevada, Iowa, a small town in the center of the state. This is the late 1990s, and even if the Hollywood Video in Ames poses an existential threat to Video Hut, there are still regular customers, a rush in the late afternoon. It's good enough for Jeremy: it's a job, quiet and predictable, and it gets him out of the house, where he lives with his dad and where they both try to avoid missing Mom, who died six years ago in a car wreck. But when a local schoolteacher comes in to return a tape, she has an odd complaint: "There's something on it, " she says, but doesn't elaborate. Two days later, a different customer returns a different tape and says it's not defective, exactly, but altered: "There's another movie on this tape." Jeremy doesn't want to be curious, but he brings the movies home to take a look. And, indeed, in the middle of each movie, the screen blinks dark for a moment and the movie is replaced by a few minutes of jagged, poorly lit home video. The scenes are odd and sometimes violent, dark, and deeply disquieting. There are no identifiable faces, no dialogue or explanation -- the first video has just the faint sound of someone breathing -- but there are some recognizable landmarks. These have been shot just outside of town. As Jeremy investigates, he becomes part of an impossible search for something someone once lost -- and would do anything to regain
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Darnielle, John
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.A748
LC item number
U55 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Iowa
  • Video tapes
  • Mothers
Label
Universal harvester, John Darnielle
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1688576
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9780374282103
Lccn
2016025809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1688576
  • (OCoLC)947147125
Label
Universal harvester, John Darnielle
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1688576
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9780374282103
Lccn
2016025809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1688576
  • (OCoLC)947147125

Library Locations

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