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[Reading] ➻ Rock Reject ➱ Jim Williams –

Rock Reject Winner Of The Inaugural Beacon Award For Social Justice Literature.Wracked With Guilt And Self Loathing After The Death Of His Wife, Peter Abandons His Life In Toronto For One Of Exile And Desolation In Rock Reject, A Ghastly Mountain Top Asbestos Mine In Northern British Columbia.As Peter Adapts To His Dangerous New Surroundings, He Witnesses The Devastating Effects Of Mining On The Health Of His Fellow Miners, The Environment And The Nearby Aboriginal Community Drawn Into The Local Miners Union And Safety Committee, Peter S Confrontations With Company Officials Give Him The Strength To Come To Terms With The Tragic Consequences Of His Self Centered Behaviour, Which Led To His Wife S Death.Set In The 1970s At A Time When The Dangers Of Asbestos First Began To Surface Rock Reject Is A Story About Accepting Responsibility For One S Actions, Corporate Irresponsibility And The Blind Pursuit Of Profit At The Expense Of Physical And Environmental Health.

[Reading] ➻ Rock Reject  ➱ Jim Williams –
  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Rock Reject
  • Jim Williams
  • English
  • 21 November 2019
  • 9781552665169

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➻ Rock Reject ➱ Jim Williams –

  1. says:

    A very good first novel and very evocative of the plight of many maritimers even though the main character is from Toronto A young man flees his life to work in an asbestos mine He Finds a mine run for profit regardless of danger to the locals and the workers He finds a ...

  2. says:

    Williams debut novel, winner of the inaugural Beacon Award for Social Justice Literature, packs a solid educational punch and boasts an engaging plot In 1974Full review at

  3. says:

    What life was like working at an asbestos mine in Northern B.C Great story.

  4. says:

    Great selection for the first Beacon Award for Social Justice.

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