Chevy in the Hole

Kelsey J Ronan, Purdue University


These 13 stories set in Flint, Michigan, the birth place of General Motors, follow the working-class, Irish-Catholic Molloy family begin with the 1937 Sit-Down Strike. Or at least, chronologically—really they begin with a father laid off from General Motors and his two children, who are obsessed with Michael Jackson. Either way, this book ends in another country with blighted, depressed Flint facing a series of arsons. While following the rise and fall of General Motors and the Molloys, the reader encounters Keith Moon, a dead sheep, Vernors Ginger Ale, a burning school, the coney dog, and Paramount Potato Chips ^




Porter Shreve, Purdue University.

Subject Area

Literature, Modern

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