Heat and light

430 pages

English language

Published Nov. 16, 2016

ISBN:
9780061763298
OCLC Number:
933729380

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Bestselling author Jennifer Haigh returns to the Pennsylvania town and the conflicting forces at its heart - hope and desperation, greed and power, big business and small-town families. Forty years ago, Bakerton coal fueled the country. Then the mines closed, and the town wore away. Now Bakerton has been granted a surprise third act: it sits squarely atop the Marcellus Shale, a massive deposit of natural gas. Told through a cast of characters whose lives are increasingly bound by the opposing interests that underpin the national debate, this novel depicts a community blessed and cursed by its natural resources.

1 edition

Subjects

  • Farmers
  • Shale gas industry
  • Fiction

Places

  • Pennsylvania