Philipp Meyer

Philipp Meyer is an American author known for his novels 'American Rust' and 'The Son', the latter of which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His work often explores themes of decline and reinvention, focusing on the American identity and the complexities of its history and society.


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  1. 1. American Rust

    This novel takes place in a small, economically depressed Pennsylvania town and follows two young men, Isaac and Billy, who are best friends. After a tragic incident involving a transient, the two friends are forced to flee. The novel explores themes of friendship, the American Dream, and the harsh realities of life in a declining Rust Belt town. The story is told from multiple perspectives, including the two friends, their family members, and the local sheriff.