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In this haunting and poignant debut novel, James Braziel tells an unforgettable story of love, family, and survival across a world that has already begun to die.…

When the ozone layer opened and the sun relentlessly scorched the land, there was nothing left but to hope. Mathew Harrison had always heard of a better life as close as Birmingham, only thirty-five miles away—zones of blue sky, wet grass, and clean breathable air. But to him it’s a myth, a place guarded by soldiers, off limits to all but the lucky few. Meanwhile Mat works alongside his father, mining only the red clay that the once fertile Alabama soil can offer.

Now, with the killing deserts on the move again and the woman he loves on a Greyhound heading north, Mat has a travel visa and every reason to leave. But his roots in this lifeless soil inexplicably hold him firmly to the past. Torn between hope and resignation, with time running out, Mat must make a fateful choice between a new life and the one that isn’t ready to let him go.

Synopsis:

The youngest clay miner in arid southern Alabama, Mat Harrison confronts the daily hazards of his job, despite the urgings of his father and wife to escape his dangerous career, but Mat finds himself drawn to the familiarity of his environment as he becomes increasingly alienated from his family and reality, in a debut novel set against the backdrop of the Deep South. Original. 25,000 first printing.

About the Author

James Braziel’s short fiction has appeared in over a dozen literary journals, including the Berkeley Fiction Review and the Chattahoochie Review. His poetry (published as a collection in a book called Weathervane in 2003) has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and he was the recipient of the Individual Artist Grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts. He currently teaches creative writing at the University of Cincinnati. Birmingham, 35 Miles is his first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553904710
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Braziel, James
Author:
James Braziel
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Climatic changes
Subject:
Alabama
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080226
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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"Synopsis" by , The youngest clay miner in arid southern Alabama, Mat Harrison confronts the daily hazards of his job, despite the urgings of his father and wife to escape his dangerous career, but Mat finds himself drawn to the familiarity of his environment as he becomes increasingly alienated from his family and reality, in a debut novel set against the backdrop of the Deep South. Original. 25,000 first printing.
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