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The Last Ballad

The Last Ballad

ISBN
9780571340705
Published
05/07/2018
9780571340705
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
384

About the Book

Ella May Wiggins’ husband has run off again, and she must keep her four young children alive with the only work she can find -- the night shift at a North Carolina mill. When union leaflets begin to circulate, she yearns for the better life the organisers promise. But the mill owners, backed by other nefarious forces, claim the union is nothing but a front for the Bolshevik menace sweeping across Europe, and they will use every means in their power, including bloodshed, to prevent the workers banding together…
Ella May Wiggins’ husband has run off again, and she must keep her four young children alive with the only work she can find -- the night shift at a North Carolina mill. When union leaflets begin to circulate, she yearns for the better life the organisers promise. But the mill owners, backed by other nefarious forces, claim the union is nothing but a front for the Bolshevik menace sweeping across Europe, and they will use every means in their power, including bloodshed, to prevent the workers banding together…
“Elegantly and movingly woven.”
- Guardian
“A powerful book that speaks to contemporary concerns through historical injustice.”
- New York Times Book Review

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