Morning North, CBC Radio One, 99.9 FM Sudbury Original air date: Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Mick Lowe is the author of the Nickel Range Trilogy, historical novels that look at the mining history of Sudbury in the 1960s and 70s. Markus Schwabe paid Mick a visit to find out about the second volume in the series: The Insatiable Maw.
Phil Taylor interview’s Mick Lowe on The Insatiable Maw, Vol. 2 of the Nickel Range Trilogy.
In the interview, Mick explains the title, The Insatiable Maw: He borrowed it from the late lawyer, politician, man about town, Elmer Sopha, who referred to the miners’ singular purpose being to feed the insatiable maw of the copper cliffs smelter.
The Insatiable Maw is set in the Copper Cliff smelter complex. The protagonist, Jake McCool, fights for health and safety in the mines.
The third volume of The Nickel Range Trilogy will be longer and will depict the titanic battle between labor and capital during the 1978-79 strike.
Lowe emphasizes we must tell the story of labor struggles so the struggles and the labor heroes are not lost in the past.