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Heart of junk, Luke Geddes

Label
Heart of junk
Title
Heart of junk
Statement of responsibility
Luke Geddes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A hilarious debut novel about an eclectic group of merchants at a Kansas antique mall who become implicated in the kidnapping of a local beauty pageant star. The city of Wichita, Kansas, is wracked with panic over the abduction of toddler pageant princess Lindy Bobo. However, the dealers at The Heart of America Antique Mall are too preoccupied by their own neurotic compulsions to take much notice. Postcards, perfume bottles, Barbies, vinyl records, kitschy neon beer signs-they collect and sell it all. Rather than focus on Lindy, this colorful cast of characters is consumed by another drama: the impending arrival of Mark and Grant from the famed antiques television show Pickin' Fortunes, who are planning to film an episode at The Heart of America and secretly may be the last best hope of saving the mall from bankruptcy. Yet the mall and the missing beauty queen have more to do with each other than these vendors might think, and before long, the group sets in motion a series of events that lead to surprising revelations about Lindy's whereabouts. As the mall becomes implicated in her disappearance, will Mark and Grant be scared away from all of the drama or will they arrive in time to save The Heart of America from going under? Equally comical and suspenseful, Heart of Junk is also a biting commentary on our current Marie Kondo era. It examines why certain objects resonate with us so deeply, rebukes Kondo's philosophy of wholesale purging, and argues that "junk" can have great value-connecting us not only to our personal pasts but to our shared human history. As author Luke Geddes writes: "A collection was a record of a life lived, maybe not well or happily but at least with attention and passion. It was autobiography made whole.""--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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Geddes, Luke
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.E3612
LC item number
H43 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kidnapping
  • Antique dealers
  • Shopping malls
Label
Heart of junk, Luke Geddes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Color illustrations on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1135324365
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781982106669
Lccn
2019027853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1135324365
Label
Heart of junk, Luke Geddes
Publication
Note
Color illustrations on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1135324365
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781982106669
Lccn
2019027853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1135324365

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