Stories about the working men and women who extract the crude oil that fuels the world.
Geoffrey Anderson, an idealistic young college student from Dallas, lands in a foreign, hostile environment: the West Texas oil fields. His summer job in 1967 teaches him about hard scrabble life and love. The tough Oil City people, grueling work, and a fiery disaster confront him with a different education than he ever expected.
This novel of historical fiction is full of colorful characters, lively events, and poignant stories about the working men and women who extract the crude oil that fuels the world. This rich slice of life reveals their hopes and dreams and their simple, yet passionate desires. The book chronicles the dangerous work in the oil field, the boisterous entertainment at ‘big time rasslin’, and the fearless childrens’ playtime around the murky, oily ‘slush pits’. A must read for anyone who loves a salty, down-to-earth tale that is true to life.