Belly of Blackness: Coal Dust In My Genes by Jim ElliotBelly of Blackness: Coal Dust In My Genes by Jim Elliot

Belly of Blackness: Coal Dust In My Genes

byJim Elliot

Paperback | November 25, 2014

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Belly of Blackness is the story of one family’s struggle and triumph in search for more from life.  Two men, one in Italy and the other in Scotland, make the decision to leave their wealthy families and the women they love to make a fresh start in distant Canada. Their dreams of a better life as farmers are thwarted by the reality of what it means to be an immigrant and they are driven deep into the belly of blackness that is a coal mine.  Swallowed up by the pattern of life in coal mining camps, they find themselves constantly moving from town to town across Alberta and into British Columbia, looking for a possible way out.
Jim Elliot was born in a coal mining town. He attended eleven different schools as his family moved from mining camp to mining camp. Following six years at the University of Alberta, Jim graduated and was ordained as a United Church minister. The next forty years were split between Alberta and British Columbia as he worked in rural are...
Title:Belly of Blackness: Coal Dust In My GenesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:258 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:November 25, 2014Publisher:Granville Island PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1926991303

ISBN - 13:9781926991306

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Editorial Reviews

"Belly of Blackness is a gripping tale brimming with heart, compassion and adventure. Elliot skilfully explores the rich history of family, delving deep into the dreams, heartbreaks and triumphs of his beautifully flawed and human characters."—Rebecca Hendry,Author of Grace River"Thank you to Jim Elliot for sharing this story, which gives us some insight into the men who went daily into the darkness underground and the families who lived with the uncertainty of life in a mining town."—Belinda Crowson Lethbridge Historical Society