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For generations, Perry James' family, staunch unionists, has lived under the shadow of the Cumberland range and worked in the coal mines. To escape from the cycle of poverty, Perry signs up with the Jobs Corps, where they begin to teach him a skilled trade and how to read and write. But Perry is torn between family honour and the lure of seedy beer joints where he can drink and escape.…

©1989 James Lee Burke (P)2012 Recorded Books LLC

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Great Example of JLB’s early work

I really enjoyed this atmospheric, coming of age tale set in Kentucky. It flowed well and if I was being very critical it was a little short. That’s probably just me being selfish though as I was really enjoying it. Excellent narration, Mark Hammer, if you ever listen, try and copy Tom. He’s excellent.