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Heart of junk
Title:
Heart of junk
ISBN:
9781982106669
Physical Description:
240 pages ; 23 cm
Abstract:
"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.""-- Provided by publisher.

The abduction of toddler pageant princess Lindy Bobo panics everyone in the city of Wichita, Kansas-- except the dealers at The Heart of America Antique Mall. They're too preoccupied by the postcards, perfume bottles, Barbies, vinyl records, and kitschy neon beer signs that they collect and sell. And now they're consumed by 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. As the mall becomes implicated in Lindy's 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? -- adapted from jacket
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Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2020.