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Universal harvester

Darnielle, John, author.,
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First edition.

"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."--Dust jacket.

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Dansville Public Library FIC DAR (Text)
Adult Fiction
52117300456711
Checked out
10/07/2017
Geneva Public Library DARNIELLE (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118300949887
Checked out
09/22/2017
Honeoye Public Library FIC (Text)
New Adult Fiction
52120300322529
Available
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Lima Public Library MCN FIC DAR (Text)
McNaughton
52139000864283
Available
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Newark Public Library FIC DAR (Text)
Adult Fiction
52125300776905
Available
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Wadsworth Library - Geneseo FIC DAR (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52150300418357
Available
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Wadsworth Library - Geneseo FIC DAR (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52150300418514
Checked out
10/14/2017
Wood Library Association - Canandaigua FIC DAR (Text)
Adult Fiction
31846002726791
Available
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