Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars - A Story of Our Times - (Paperback)
"There can be no more life as usual. We need to live life unusual and get ready for... the adventure of a lifetime "
With her infant in her arms, Henrietta Owens shakes the nation awake with some tough-loving truth about coal, climate change, and the future of humanity. The coal company wants her stopped at any cost. Coal company lawyer Jack Dalton's morality and career collide as Henrietta rallies people to her cause. The stakes are high: life, death, the extinction of humanity. Jack's wife crosses the line of loyalty, his daughter lectures him on heroism, the Appalachians foment a revolution, and the ghost of legendary John Henry shows up to haunt him. The climate change countdown is ticking. Political pressures heat up. The sleeping giant of the common man awakens with a roar. One question hammers in Jack's ears: what are you going to do?
Author/Actress Rivera Sun sings the anthem of our times. Steam Drills celebrates the everyday heroes hidden in activists and soccer moms, alike. Rich metaphor and exquisite writing thrust this novel into the realms of literary greatness, while the story grabs the social issues of our times by the collar and shakes them hard. A soaring tribute to the beauty of the human spirit and also a scathing indictment of contemporary American culture, this unforgettable book seizes you at the first page and sends you flying out the other side, refreshed, rejuvenated and empowered to change.