A Collection of Chaos

by Chuck Bianchi



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/7/2007

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781583481967
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9780595889037

About the Book

Set in a small mining town in eastern Kentucky and abundant with amusing characters, The Blistered Cat beautifully illustrates the universal struggle between the lure of adulthood and the safety of childhood.

The first day of his summer job at his father's funeral home, fourteen-year-old Chuck Moretti experiences the tragic death of Johnny Tuttle, a young disabled U.S. Army veteran. Catapulted overnight into adulthood, Chuck's summer is adrenaline-packed as he participates in hair-raising ambulance rides, witnesses the aftermath of a mining accident and a fatal shooting, and faces the sorrows of natural death.

The Blistered Cat interweaves the true-to-life activities of a funeral home with the mischief and musings of a teenage boy, creating a brilliant coming-of-age story rich with Southern style and adolescent conflict.

About the Author

Chuck Bianchi was born in Harlan County, Kentucky. He has worked as a coal operator, general contractor, and licensed mortician. Bianchi resides in Baxter, Kentucky, with his wife and son.