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Heart of Junk

by Luke Geddes

Heart of Junk by Luke Geddes X
Heart of Junk by Luke Geddes
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  • First Published:
    Jan 2020, 256 pages
    Paperback:
    Jan 12, 2021, 256 pages

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Equal parts eccentric and curious, Heart of Junk is a slice-of-life read that satirizes our society's obsessions with "stuff" and raises the question of what makes something valuable.

In Luke Geddes' debut novel, The Heart of America is the largest year-round antique mall in Kansas, composed of 189,000 square feet of quality antiques and collectibles. But antique malls in Kansas aren't doing too well, regardless of how long they're open, and the increasingly vacant booths spell trouble for the mall's owners and vendors. Lucky for them, an upcoming visit from a famous television show could be their salvation—as long as a missing beauty queen can be found in time. Heart of Junk is an over-the-top read from start to finish, and while some of its situations are bizarre, there's plenty of humor and nostalgia to keep you laughing as you wonder what happened to your childhood toys.

A book that takes place largely in a single location has to have a good setting, and Geddes does not disappoint; The Heart of America is a fascinating place, with logically organized ...

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