Anglais Heat and Light [Large Print]

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Forty years ago, Bakerton coal fueled the country. Then the mines closed, and the town fell into decline. Now Bakerton has been granted a surprise third act: it sits squarely atop the Marcellus Shale, a massive deposit of natural gas.

To drill or not to drill Prison guard Rich Devlin leases his mineral rights to finance his dream of farming. He doesn’t count on the truck traffic and nonstop noise, his brother’s skepticism or the paranoia of his wife, Shelby, who insists the water smells strange and is poisoning their frail daughter. Meanwhile his neighbors, organic dairy farmers Mack and Rena, hold out against the drilling—until a passionate environmental activist disrupts their lives.

Told through a cast of characters whose lives are increasingly bound by the opposing interests that underpin the national debate, Heat and Light depicts a community blessed and cursed by its natural resources. Soaring, ambitious, it zooms from drill rig to shareholders’ meeting to the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor to the ruined landscape of the “strippins,” haunting reminders of Pennsylvania’s past energy booms. This is a dispatch from a forgotten America—a work of searing clarity from one of the finest writers of her generation, a courageous and necessary book.


  • Auteur(s)

    Jennifer Haigh

  • Éditeur

    HarperCollins Publishers Inc

  • Distributeur

    Ingrams

  • Date de parution

    03/05/2016

  • EAN

    9780062467225

  • Longueur

    23 cm

  • Largeur

    15.3 cm

  • Épaisseur

    3.5 cm

  • Poids

    665 g

  • Support principal

    Softback

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