American Salvage by Bonnie Jo Campbell
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American Salvage
By Bonnie Jo Campbell

American Salvage

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American Salvage by Bonnie Jo Campbell

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for National Book Awards: Fiction 2009.
  • Shortlisted for National Book Critics Circle Awards 2009.

Book Description

American Salvage is rich with local color and peopled with rural characters who love and hate extravagantly. They know how to fix cars and washing machines, how to shoot and clean game, and how to cook up methamphetamine, but they have not figured out how to prosper in the twenty-first century. Through the complex inner lives of working-class characters, Bonnie Jo Campbell illustrates the desperation of post-industrial America, where wildlife, jobs, and whole ways of life go extinct and the people have no choice but to live off what is left behind.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393339192
ISBN-10: 039333919X
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Pages: 170
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell Once Upon a River, Hardback (December 2012)

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Monsters by Bonnie Jo Campbell Monsters, Paperback / softback (February 2012)

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Author Biography - Bonnie Jo Campbell

Bonnie Jo Campbell teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Pacific University. The author of Once Upon a River and American Salvage, she lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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