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Burning Valley

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Originally published in 1953, Burning Valley tells the story of Benedict Bulmanis, son of a Lithuanian immigrant steelworker in western Pennsylvania. Determined to become a priest, Benedict faces great inner conflict as he witnesses the steelworkers' struggle against the destruction of their homes as well as the separation of classes that even the church cannot escape. As ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 1st 1997 by University of Illinois Press (first published October 1st 1953)
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May 31, 2010 Jason rated it it was amazing

Moving to a new city in my mid thirties, without a job, and not enrolled in college, my wife and I found it hard to meet people and make friends. Thank God for the Carnegie Library! It was there that I discovered Pittsburgh’s great literary luminaries: August Wilson, Jan Beatty, Lester Goran, Thomas Bell, and Phillip Bonosky.

As part of the University of Illinois “The Radical Novel Reconsidered,” Burning Valley, originally published in 1953, pulled me in right from the
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Benedict Bulmanis, the fifteen-year-old son of Lithuanian immigrants, is determined to become a Catholic priest. He and his family live in Hunky Hollow, a town of predominantly Eastern European immigrant families who work in the steel mills. His father has been laid off by the mill, and his older brother spends his time gambling. His mother spends her days in the family’s small home, caring for her two youngest sons.

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