A Sixties Book

Spiderwort

by Damon Galeassi


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$16.95
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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/12/2002

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 198
ISBN : 9780595223787
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 198
ISBN : 9781491715932

About the Book

SPIDERWORT: noun, Tradescantia. The people's radiation monitor; fifty times more sensitive than a dosimeter.

Chuckle with nostalgia and outrage as you relive the Sixties. From Woodstock to Three Mile Island, this book is fast becoming a ├žult classic'. During the construction phase of Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant, an angry Viet Nam veteran and a stoned hippie are paired together in the work force, and a jack Amishman weighs the potential benefits of technology against his love for the land. The fury of hurricane Agnes, charged by an added dose of surrealism, LSD style, becomes a catalyst to expose the bigger-than-life nemesis of the nuclear peril.

This is a horror novel. The monster is frighteningly real. The zero tolerance necessary to achieve nuclear power combined with man's unlimited capacity for error make for a reading thrill that will captivate all. "Bravo! A Book that should have been written." -- C.R.O.W. Magazine


About the Author

After graduation from Penn State University with an engineering degree in 1970, Mr. Galeassi soon found himself working in the Quality Control Department at Three Mile Island. Then along came hurricane Agnes which devastated central Pennsylvania, among other places. The magnitude of possible catastrophe from this conflict of man versus nature turned the author against the idea of nuclear power as a safe energy source. It lead to the writing of this, his first, novel. It seems hurricanes continue to play a role in Mr. Galeassis life, as he later helped rebuild Miami in the aftermath of hurricane Andrew. He currently lives in Virginia with his wife, Nadia. A second novel and a collection of short stories are soon to be released.