Universal Harvester Summary
Darnielle, John

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Universal Harvester Overview

This novel, which takes place across generations and orbits around the Midwest, follows the intersections in the lives of its characters in the quiet town of Nevada, Iowa, where a mystery begins to unravel in a local Video Hut. Jeremy Heldt discovers strange and sinister-looking footage on some of the store's tapes, which leads him to Lisa Sample, who lost her mother at a young age and has been attempting to reconstruct her idea of her mother's story through creating this footage. This story meditates on the rural Midwest, the nature of home and place, and the lingering effects of trauma, all set against Lisa Sample's haunting narration.

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