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.
Listen to Mick via the link below:
Mick Lowe “The Insatiable Maw” – The Taylor Report (21:33)
The Taylor Report, CIUT 89.5 FM Toronto
Original air date: Thursday, June 4, 2015