Title: Heat and Light
Authors: Haigh, Jennifer
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 427
Year: 2016
Publisher: Harper Collins
Language: English
Description: Bakerton has seen better days ... now that the coal mines are closed, only what remains on the surface of the land is of value. That is until Dark Elephant Energy comes swooping into town armed with contracts and promises of easy money. Rich Devlin will now be able to pursue his dream of a dairy farm, while Rena and Mack's ability to supply markets and restaurants with organic produce will likely be compromised: the fracking debate has been ignited. There are money men, drillers, activists and all, everyone looking for a cut of the action in small town Pennsylvania.

Thought-provoking and relevant, this story is well served by its multiple narrators and confident examination of the economic and environmental dilemmas of energy production and the unforeseen costs of greed and other human frailties.
Categories: Fiction, Environmental, Morals/Ethics, Relationships, Social commentary/perspectives, 2019 Titles


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