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Belly of Blackness

Belly of Blackness

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Coal Dust in My Genes
Jim Elliot

Two men, one in Italy and the other in Scotland, make the decision to leave their wealthy families and the women they love to make a new life in distant Canada. Their dreams of a better life drive them deep into the belly of blackness that is a coal mine as they forge their way across this new land by digging underneath it. Eventually, their efforts see their children following in their nomadic footsteps, determined to wash the dust from their backs for the last time.

Belly of Blackness is one family’s story of struggle and triumph. The pioneering ways of their adopted home find them constantly moving, always searching for more from life and working underground so their descendants will have the chance to spend their days in the sun.

Biography / Mining History
ISBN: 978-1-926991-30-6
6 x 9 in. – 304 pages
CDN/US $19.95