Coal Cracker Blues

Coal Cracker Blues

by James Stevens

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The Coal Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania was a magic place for teenagers in the 1950s. The close-knit, ethnic communities of coal miners and their families enjoyed a safe environment where doors were left unlocked and a major crime was disturbing the peace. Teenagers lived in a restricted but safe world with a social life of high school sports and dancing to rock and roll.
But time has been hard on The Region, as native son Steve Zajac learns when he returns to deal with his elderly mother's problems. The nostalgic memories he has long treasured fade rapidly as he is drawn into the dangerous realities of a community over-whelmed by crime, where old mine workings are now drug factories, and former childhood friends are now deadly enemies. Regretfully, he realizes the world he knew in his youth is gone forever, never to return.

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BN ID: 2940015907360
Publisher: BookLogix`
Publication date: 11/05/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 252
File size: 902 KB

About the Author

James Stevens was born in Shamokin, PA, in 1939, son and grandson of anthracite coal miners from Eastern Europe. After three years as a United States Marine infantryman, he completed college, married the lovely Marie, and enjoyed a business career in marketing communications before retiring to write his first novel.

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