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By Harry Mark Petrakis

Twilight of the Ice, from acclaimed storyteller Harry Mark Petrakis, is a dramatic story of revelation and redemption set opposed to the backdrop of the Nineteen Fifties Chicago rail yards. In a vintage yarn expertly balancing the sensible with the mythic, Petrakis chronicles the lifetime of Mike Zervakis, a Greek immigrant and the final within the line of the powerful, expert railroad automobile icemen, in a occupation turning into out of date with the appearance of contemporary refrigeration.

After fleeing from the despotic Turkish profession of his native land of Crete, after which escaping from boyhood servitude in his uncle's shabby Chicago lunchroom, Mike finally unearths his calling within the craft of the ice on the crew tune, the desolate ice depot within the middle of commercial Chicago. right here, lower than the oppressive rule of brutal foreman Earl, and reinforced by way of the camaraderie of alcoholic former schoolteacher Rafer Martin, Mike carves out his destiny.

Mike's icing global is populated via a coarse group of old-timers and newcomers, together with the stoic Polish icemen Thadeus and Sigmund, the buoyant and reckless Noodles, the brooding battle veteran Stamps, and Mike's younger helper and surrogate son, Mendoza. This harsh global is usually domestic to Mike's cherished, the prostitute Reba; Rafer's temptation incarnate, the delicate Leota and the outdated iceman-turned-preacher, Israel, a guy plagued with apocalyptic visions of a moment ice age within which mankind's salvation might rely on the selected icemen.

Beset via age and a failing physique, Mike yearns to discover his inheritor, an individual to whom he can go his ability and his devotion to the craft. After discovering purely chilly indifference one of the younger summer season employees, he eventually is brought to the robust younger tremendous, S.K., a born iceman. but if S.K. carelessly factors the demise of an icing veteran, previous hatreds floor and Mike's dream of a successor turns out doomed. All that is still for the grasp iceman is a last savage fight opposed to his exacting taskmaster, Earl, and an excellent extra relentless foe, the twilight of his personal life.

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