Jolt: a rural noir
Dirty bombs, arson, and a nuclear meltdown cause the lovers Natalie and Thaw to rethink their relationship, the displaced Matters boys to take to the road alone, and the residents of the tiny mountain village of Locklee in an imaginary part of the northern United States to seek informed and creative answers as they struggle to survive severe overcrowding and respond to the...more
Kindle Edition, eBook, 215 pages
Published August 20th 2011 by Alva Press, Inc.
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Jan 28, 2012 Roberta Roy rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: readers interested in community, love, and survival in response to mass events
One hundred hours of research into how to respond to mass events and five rewrites later, Jolt: a rural noir is on the shelves and soon to be released as an eBook through Alva Press, Inc. http://alvapressinc.com
This book, Jolt: a rural noir, was an interesting and fascinating carpet ride into the future possibility, or likelihood, of a radiation disaster, clearly accurate and well researched. But more than that, I think it is a story about community and bravery, the social and emotional commitment to the structural well-being of the community as a whole and its response to terror. It is about the selflessness, the (often unspoken) communication, the coordination, the sacrifice, the cooperation and effo...more
This book illustrates how life as we know it can be changed in an instant by a single event. Upon reading, I was immediately transported into the lives of characters who found themselves facing extraordinary challenges in order to survive. The descriptive and detailed writing style made me feel that I was one of them, caught up in their struggles and small victories. More importantly, the book brings to light an issue which has often been ignored - the dangers of nuclear power. While seeing the...more