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The Resource Universal harvester : a novel, John Darnielle

Universal harvester : a novel, John Darnielle

Label
Universal harvester : a novel
Title
Universal harvester
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
John Darnielle
Creator
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jeremy works at the Video Hut in Nevada, Iowa. It's a small town in the center of the state - the first a in Nevada pronounced ay. 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 her copy of Targets - an old movie, starring Boris Karloff, one Jeremy himself had ordered for the store - 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, a new release, 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. So begins John Darnielle's haunting and masterfully unsettling Universal Harvester: the once placid Iowa fields and farmhouses now sinister and imbued with loss and instability and profound foreboding. The audiobook will take Jeremy and those around him deeper into this landscape than they have ever expected to go. They will become part of a story that unfolds years into the past and years into the future, part of an impossible search for something someone once lost that they would do anything to regain
Cataloging source
BLACP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Darnielle, John
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3604.A748
LC item number
U55 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Video rental services
  • Video tapes
  • Grief
  • Iowa
Target audience
general
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Universal harvester : a novel, John Darnielle
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
5 audio discs (6 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427282866
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781427282866
System control number
  • (OCoLC)965918480
  • 2217694
  • 2776756
  • (OCoLC)ocn980974546
  • (OCoLC)980974546
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Universal harvester : a novel, John Darnielle
Publication
Note
Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
5 audio discs (6 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427282866
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781427282866
System control number
  • (OCoLC)965918480
  • 2217694
  • 2776756
  • (OCoLC)ocn980974546
  • (OCoLC)980974546
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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