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Rust Belt Boy

Stories of an American Childhood

Paul Hertneky

Paperback

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Description

Paul Hertneky is one of millions of baby boomers who fled the industrial north upon fulfilling his parents' dreams of a college education. He returns to his roots in Ambridge, Pennsylvania in this collection of stories specific to one legendary riverfront plateau and one boy's journey, but emblematic of immigrant life and blue-collar aspirations during the heyday of American industry and its crash, foreshadowing one of the largest internal migrations in U.S. history.

Bauhan Pub, 9780872332225, 224pp.

Publication Date: May 3, 2016



About the Author

Over twenty-five years, PAUL HERTNEKY has published in every medium. His work centers on culture, food, industry, the environment, and travel, winning him a Solas Award, and two James Beard Award nominations. A graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars, he serves on the faculty of Chatham University and lives in Hancock, New Hampshire.