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The Resource Acid West : essays, Joshua Wheeler

Acid West : essays, Joshua Wheeler

Label
Acid West : essays
Title
Acid West
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Wheeler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Early on July 16, 1945, Joshua Wheeler's great grandfather awoke to a flash, and then a long rumble: the world's first atomic blast filled the horizon north of his ranch in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Out on the range, the cattle had been bleached white by the fallout. Acid West, Wheeler's stunning debut collection of essays, is full of these mutated cows: vestiges of the Old West that have been transformed, suddenly and irrevocably, by innovation. Traversing the New Mexico landscape his family has called home for seven generations, Wheeler excavates and reexamines these oddities, assembling a cabinet of narrative curiosities: a man who steps from the stratosphere and free-falls to the desert; a treasure hunt for buried Atari video games; a village plagued by the legacy of atomic testing; a lonely desert spaceport; a UFO festival during the paranoid Summer of Snowden. The radical evolution of American identity, from cowboys to drone warriors to space explorers, is a story rooted in southern New Mexico. Acid West illuminates this history, clawing at the bounds of genre to reveal a place that is, for better or worse, home. By turns intimate, absurd, and frightening, Acid West is an enlightening deep-dive into a prophetic desert at the bottom of America" --
  • "A rollicking debut book of essays that takes readers on a trip through the muck of American myths that have settled in the desert of our country's underbelly" --
Member of
Summary
A debut book of essays, rooted in southern New Mexico, examines and excavates the American myths that have been buried deep in the desert at the bottom of America
Storyline
Tone
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10657423
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wheeler, Joshua
Dewey number
814/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.H42985
LC item number
A6 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Home
  • New Mexico
  • Technological innovations
  • Popular culture
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
  • National characteristics, American
  • Popular culture
  • Social conditions
  • Technological innovations
  • New Mexico
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
essays
Label
Acid West : essays, Joshua Wheeler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The light of God -- Children of the gadget -- After the fall -- So let all the Martians come home to roost -- Truth or Consequences at the gateway to space -- Before the fall -- Raggedy, raggedy Wabbitman -- Living room -- Things most surely believed -- The glitch in the videogame graveyard -- Keep Alamogordo beautiful -- A million tiny daggers
Control code
on1008773790
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
395 pages
Isbn
9780374535803
Lccn
2017047910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40028126642
  • 40028125052
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1008773790
Label
Acid West : essays, Joshua Wheeler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The light of God -- Children of the gadget -- After the fall -- So let all the Martians come home to roost -- Truth or Consequences at the gateway to space -- Before the fall -- Raggedy, raggedy Wabbitman -- Living room -- Things most surely believed -- The glitch in the videogame graveyard -- Keep Alamogordo beautiful -- A million tiny daggers
Control code
on1008773790
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
395 pages
Isbn
9780374535803
Lccn
2017047910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40028126642
  • 40028125052
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1008773790

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