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For the first Hemlock County novel
About the author:
DAVID POYER grew up amid the hills of Western Pennsylvania. Millions of copies of his thirty-plus books are in print. His most enduring body of work, however, may be his Hemlock County series: The Dead of Winter, Winter in the Heart, As the Wolf Loves Winter, and Thunder on the Mountain. Poyer teaches in the MA and MFA Creative Writing Program at Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre.
Thunder on the Mountain
A Novel of 1936
"A stunning period tale in which the oft-forgotten essence of the American dream is visible in every chapter." - Publisher's Weekly, starred review
"Dramatic and suspenseful, full of despair and hope." - Booklist, starred review
"The prizefight and deer hunt sequences are worthy of Jack London"- Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
"Poyer, who grew up in Bradford, has been compared to Steinbeck, with good cause." - Pittsburgh Post- Gazette
In the depths of the Depression, young wellshooter and aspiring boxer W. T. "Kid Nitro" Halvorsen starts a strike in the Pennsylvania oilfields after a massive refinery disaster exposes the Thunder Oil Company's neglect of workers' safety. As the violence escalates, Halvorsen, CIO organizer and secret Communist Doris Gurley Golden, strikebreaker Pearl Deatherage, and Thunder Oil owner Daniel Thunner battle to decide the fate of Hemlock County - and whether the bloodshed there will ignite a revolution that will shake all America.
- Publication Date:
- 1937997472 / 9781937997472
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Historical / General