Cheat PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Cheat free pdf A novel of West Virginia First of a trilogy This is an adventure story set in the upper Cheat River Country. The Cheat is a wild mountain river named, according to some sources, because it often cheated pioneers out of their lives and fortunes. Unlike James Dickey's novel "Deliverance," this novel is a sympathetic portrayal of mountain life. It is also a story of the love for the mountains and love among sons of coal miners who search for their identities in a place where the magnificent landscape and an old lifestyle mingle but are challenged by surface mining. Despite their nearness to the wilderness, the men's lives have been mostly fashioned by the lifestyle in a university city. Cast into the wild, their identities emerge after that are involved in a plane crash that leaves them lost and in danger of death in the high mountains. Their urban comfort is superseded by a wild testing as they discover their manhood or lack of it. The novel is set during the winter of 1976-77, the most severe on record in the Mountain State. It is based in part on real events which the author, a journalist, covered for his newspaper, "The Morgantown Dominion-Post." The usage level of language and its style have been compared to Jack London and Zane Grey. The first paragraph sets the scene and the mood: "Some men need mountains and some men don't. From the top floor of the tallest building in Morgantown, we could see their hulking forms to the east humped like great blue whales, endlessly replacing themselves in the misty distance but caught as if by a camera in place. It was like looking at them from a low-flying airplane, an experience we were to have in a time not distant."

About Norman Julian

Norman Julian is a columnist at large for "The Morgantown Dominion Post" newspaper in West Virginia. The press associations of West Virginia and Pennsylvania named him "best columnist" in separate years in their annual contests. He has won prizes for his fiction, also. While he was writing "cheat," Julian lived in a house he built with his own hands on the lip of the ancient Cheat River gorge in northern West Virginia. He spent nearly three decades homesteading in the West Virginia mountains. His parents were immigrants from Europe and their lifestyle and work ethic influenced his own and inform his writing. His honors include being named a History Hero in his home state and the one he cherishes most, the "Eagle Award." It came from an alumni group of his Victory High School in his hometown of Clarksburg, West Virginia. "I was a troubled and trouble-making student in high school and my teachers and principal wondered if I even would graduate." To be honored for "my contributions to community, state and nation" exceeded their and my wildest expectations. He worked his way through West Virginia University, earning a degree in journalism and English. His five books include a history of WVU basketball, titled "Legends."

Details Book

Author : Norman Julian
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 09 November 2013
ISBN : 1468181378
EAN : 9781468181371
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 200 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Cheat



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Guido, The Swan With An Attitude free pdfGuido, The Swan With An Attitude

    Guido. The Swan with An Attitude is another true life adventure on Ennis Mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Ennis Mountain is an outdoor playhouse for all the kids who visit and enjoy the wilderness..


  • New Zealand's Mountains free pdfNew Zealand's Mountains

    A 'land uplifted high'. Aotearoa New Zealand is a breathtaking landscape of ice-clad mountains. active volcanoes. glaciers and fjords that has now firmly caught the attention and imagination of mountain lovers around the world..


  • Fascinating Austria - Mountains and Lakes free pdfFascinating Austria - Mountains and Lakes

    This adventure tour takes you through the Salzburg country with its fascinating mountain world. Be enchanted by the magnificent mountains. lakes and idyllic landscapes..


  • Fascinating Austria - Mountains and Lakes free pdfFascinating Austria - Mountains and Lakes

    This adventure tour takes you through the Salzburg country with its fascinating mountain world. Be enchanted by the magnificent mountains. lakes and idyllic landscapes..


  • Bringing Down the Mountains free pdfBringing Down the Mountains

    Coal is West Virginia s bread and butter. For more than a century. West Virginia has answered the energy call of the nation and the world by mining and exporting its coal. In 2004. West Virginia s coal industry provided almost forty thousand jobs directly related to coal..


  • Cheat free pdfCheat

    . A novel of West Virginia First of a trilogy This is an adventure story set in the upper Cheat River Country. The Cheat is a wild mountain river named, according to some sources, because it often che