American Meteor

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Pub Date: 06/09/2015

Pages: 208

Trim: 5 x 8

Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press

Imprint: Bellevue Literary Press

ISBN 13: 9781934137949

ISBN 10: 1934137944

Price: / $20.99 CAN$15.95

Category: FICTION / Historical

American Meteor

By Norman Lock

Price: $15.95

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Paperback

About the Book

“[Norman Lock’s fiction] shimmers with glorious language, fluid rhythms, and complex insights.” —NPR

In this panoramic tale of Manifest Destiny—the second stand-alone book in The American Novels series—Stephen Moran comes of age with the young country that he crosses on the Union Pacific, just as the railroad unites the continent. Propelled westward from his Brooklyn neighborhood and the killing fields of the Civil War to the Battle of Little Big Horn, he befriends Walt Whitman, receives a medal from General Grant, becomes a bugler on President Lincoln’s funeral train, goes to work for railroad mogul Thomas Durant, apprentices with frontier photographer William Henry Jackson, and stalks General George Custer. When he comes face-to-face with Crazy Horse, his life will be spared but his dreams haunted for the rest of his days.

By turns elegiac and comic, American Meteor is a novel of adventure, ideas, and mourning: a unique vision of America’s fabulous and murderous history.

Norman Lock is the award-winning author of novels, short fiction, and poetry, as well as stage, radio, and screenplays. He lives in Aberdeen, New Jersey, where he is at work on the next books of The American Novels series.

About the Book

In the second American Novels series book, a scrappy Brooklyn orphan turned vengeful assassin narrates a visionary tale of the American West.

Author

Norman Lock is the award-winning author of novels, short fiction, and poetry, as well as stage, radio, and screenplays. He has won The Dactyl Foundation Literary Fiction Award, The Paris Review Aga Khan Prize for Fiction, and writing fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He lives in Aberdeen, New Jersey, where he is at work on the next books of The American Novels series.