Set in Birmingham, Alabama in 1968, Mark Hart weaves the tale about Brad Williams - an 18-year-old boy who loves to play baseball and struggles with racism, Vietnam, and the constant reality of working in steel mills'.
Attorney Mark Hart's new novel took him ten years to write, but his story was much longer in the making. It came from growing up around the mills and foundries of Birmingham's steel years, spending his summers working in a factory run U.S. Pipe, and watching men pound out a living in a dying industry while everyone and everything they knew got caught up in the culture war that would change Birmingham forever.
In 1969 Brad Williams thought baseball might save his life. He needed a college baseball scholarship to escape a future of working in Birmingham's steel mills. Just when things were looking up, violence shattered his neighborhood and tested his conscience.