This novella has as the backdrop an environmental issue, circa 1975. My short stories often have an environmental angle, so I was curious to learn how this author would use a reality-based situation in a fictional setting.
In The Burning by J. P. Seewald, George Ferris has issues. He’s jealous of his ambitious lawyer brother. George is convinced his father favored the successful younger brother. George can’t stand his snooty sister-in-law, who looks down on George’s blue-collar roots and lifestyle. When an underground coal fire threatens both his family’s safety, and everything George has worked for, he has to choose a solution.
The tension builds as the reader begins to suspect something bad is headed George's way. The story focuses on the family relationships as the reader races through to the dramatic ending. This entertaining read can be found at: annorlundaenterprises.com/books/the-burning/
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