The Old Man

eBook (PDF), 204 Pages
(2 Ratings)
Price: $2.50
Post WW I, set in the coal mining fields of West Virginia, this is the story of a family living in a coal camp. Adam, a hermit living alone, is shunned by his neighbors and befriended by a five year old child. Children begin to disappear, little girls under the age of ten years old. Adam is blamed for the predations and people are feeling frustrated and angry with law enforcement.
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  • By Julie Elizabeth Powell
    Feb 26, 2011
    Well written and thought provoking, this is an excellent example of social history. Although a very personal view, its colourful style paints a variety of fabulous images that both delight and shock the reader. I loved the characters, especially the mother, whose heroic efforts in bringing up her children can only be admired. A role model that none could fault. Phrases like, ' holler...' (the distance within which the children had to play) and '...demon rooster...' (I've always hated chickens) made me smile, while the hard justice and violence provoked feelings of sadness and anger. The ending was clever and worthy of such a terrific book. I would recommend this to anyone. Julie Elizabeth Powell, author of Gone, Slings & Arrows, Knowing Jack, The Star Realm and Invasion
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Second Edition
Jean Carver
September 30, 2011
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