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Universal Harvester

(2017)
A novel by

 
Jeremy works at the counter of Video Hut in Nevada, Iowa. It's the 1990s, pre-DVD, and the work is predictable and familiar; he likes his boss, and it gets him out of the house.

But when a local schoolteacher comes in to return her copy of Targets, she has an odd complaint: 'There's something on it,' she says. Two days later, another customer brings back She's All That and complains that something is wrong: 'There's another movie on this tape.'

Curious, Jeremy takes a look. And what he sees on the videos is so strange and disturbing that it propels him out of his comfortable routine and into a search for the tapes' creator. As the once-peaceful fields and barns of the Iowa landscape begin to seem sinister and threatening, Jeremy must come to terms with a truth that is as devastatingly sad as it is shocking.

PRAISE FOR JOHN DARNIELLE

'An eerie but lovingly detailed delineation of a landscape that, like all landscapes, is part external reality and part memory ... Darnielle understands that there are things writing can approach but must pass over in silence. He risks those silences; listen.' The Guardian

'A major work by an author who is quickly becoming one of the brightest stars in American fiction.' The LA Times

Genre: Horror    

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Hardback Editions

February 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Universal Harvester: A Novel
Author(s): John Darnielle
ISBN: 0-374-28210-2 / 978-0-374-28210-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

January 2019 : Canada Paperback

Title: Universal Harvester: A Novel
Author(s): John Darnielle
ISBN: 1-4434-5273-4 / 978-1-4434-5273-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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February 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Universal Harvester: A Novel
Author(s): John Darnielle
ISBN: 1-250-15999-7 / 978-1-250-15999-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Universal Harvester
Author(s): John Darnielle
ISBN: 1-911344-07-2 / 978-1-911344-07-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scribe UK
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February 2017 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Universal Harvester: A Novel
Author(s): John Darnielle
ISBN: 1-4434-5272-6 / 978-1-4434-5272-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

February 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Universal Harvester: A Novel
Author(s): John Darnielle
ISBN: 1-4272-8286-2 / 978-1-4272-8286-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Universal Harvester: A Novel
Author(s): John Darnielle
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


February 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Universal Harvester: A Novel
Author(s): John Darnielle
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Universal Harvester: A Novel
Author(s): John Darnielle
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Universal Harvester
Author(s): John Darnielle
Publisher: Scribe
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Universal Harvester: A Novel
Author(s): John Darnielle
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   


February 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Universal Harvester: A Novel
Author(s): John Darnielle
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA   



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