Meditations, Magic, and Manslaughter
Meditations, Magic, and Manslaughter represents some of the best new work of Gregory Alan Norton whose previous works have been well reviewed. The novella spans both literary, historical, and occult fiction. The narrative opens in 1918 in southwestern Indiana where the French Vincennois community undergoes daily struggle against mainstream, rural, anti-immigrant culture.
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Based on an actual wildcat strike which occurred in South Chicago in 1979 the novel tells the story of a middle aged college professor, and former 1960s radical, who finds himself caught in the web of a midlife crisis and a decaying marriage.
"This book was written by a good union man, a former organizer, street fighter, and labor editor. He's writing about the real problems of industrial workers." - Bob Johnson, former leader of the rank and file group, The Action Committee, and former President of United Steelworkers local #7495.