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Acid West : essays

Author: Joshua Wheeler
Publisher: New York : MCD x FSG Originals/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Early on July 16, 1945, Joshua Wheeler's great grandfather awoke to a flash, and then a long rumble: the world's first atomic blast filled the horizon north of his ranch in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Out on the range, the cattle had been bleached white by the fallout. Acid West, Wheeler's stunning debut collection of essays, is full of these mutated cows: vestiges of the Old West that have been transformed, suddenly
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Genre/Form: Essays
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Wheeler
ISBN: 9780374535803 0374535809
OCLC Number: 1008773790
Description: 395 pages : illustration ; 20 cm
Contents: The light of God --
Children of the gadget --
After the fall --
So let all the Martians come home to roost --
Truth or Consequences at the gateway to space --
Before the fall --
Raggedy, raggedy Wabbitman --
Living room --
Things most surely believed --
The glitch in the videogame graveyard --
Keep Alamogordo beautiful --
A million tiny daggers.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Joshua Wheeler.

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A rollicking debut book of essays that takes readers on a trip through the muck of American myths that have settled in the desert of our country's underbelly.  Read more...

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Joshua Wheeler's essay collection Acid West is alive, unglamorous, funny, visceral, American, a Martin Parr-esque look at a country that has always been in the business of redefining itself. Read more...

 
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