Mucker Author:P.H. Melville A Mucker is a miner. The life of the miner was until recently generally regarded as romantic, though the work was known to be hard and hazardous, and the rewards modest. Why anyone take up this trade was always a difficult question. This story, set in a Northern Ontario mining town, describes several key events from the life of one miner. Experi... more »ences from his childhood, school troubles, loving, drinking, highgrading, accident and death are detailed in a series of dramatic episodes. From these scenes the reader can put together his own explanation for one man. What caused Jean Charron to become a miner and did his reasons lead to his downfall?
P.H. Melville was raised in Timmins where he worked several summers as a miner in his student years. He left the North for a period, returning in 1968 as a psychiatrist to establish the first mental health program in northeastern Ontario. Recently he gave up the practice of psychiatry in order to write full time.
This book is entirely fiction. Any resemblence to persons living or dead is purely coincidental« less