Philipp Meyer
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Philipp Meyer

Philipp Meyer grew up in a working class neighborhood in Baltimore, where he dropped out of high school and got a GED. After five years working as a bike mechanic and an orderly in a trauma center, he decided to attend college, getting into Cornell University at the age of 22. He graduated with a degree in English and he got a job on Wall Street as a derivatives trader. After paying off his student loans, he left Wall Street hoping write full time, but after several years of failure moved back to Baltimore and took jobs as an EMT and construction worker. In 2005 he received a fellowship from the University of Texas's Michener Center for Writers. In 2009 he published his first novel American Rust, which won a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was an Economist Book of the Year, a New York Times Notable Book, a Washington Post Book of the Year, and made numerous other "best-of" list. Meyer is a Guggenheim Fellow and one of the second generation of the New Yorker's 20 best writers under 40. His second novel, The Son, is being published in fifteen languages. He lives mostly in Austin, Texas.

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    • The Son

    • By: Philipp Meyer
    • Narrated by: Will Patton, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Shepherd, and others
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,195
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,807
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,813

    A gripping and utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American west with rare emotional acuity....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Five Stars for the Lone Star, The Son, & Meyer

    • By Mel on 06-04-13

    Regular price: $42.20

    • American Rust

    • By: Philipp Meyer
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 334
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 265

    Set in a beautiful but economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town, American Rust is a novel of the lost American dream and the desperation-as well as the acts of friendship, loyalty, and love....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Web of Despair and Desperation

    • By Darwin8u on 07-16-12

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Der erste Sohn

    • By: Philipp Meyer
    • Narrated by: Hans Peter Hallwachs, Regina Lemnitz, Jürgen Tarrach
    • Length: 20 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Eli McCullough ist der erste Sohn der neuen Republik Texas, die am 2. März 1836 gegründet wird. Seine Eltern gehören zu jenen Siedlern, die sich ins Indianerland...

    Regular price: $8.01

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