By Megan Marsnik
Under Ground is based on a mining strike that changed the face of history. It is 1915, and young Katka Kovich leaves the only home she's ever known for a new life across the ocean. Soon she finds herself on the rough and tumble iron Range in northern Minnesota, where she joins a community of poor immigrant workers who are brutally exploited by the mining company.
This spellbinding tale of an immigrant uprising chronicles the attack on labor unions, the dehumanization of workers, and the use of rear to dismantle civil liberties. Unlike most novels written about the labor movement in the U.S., this novel is told from the perspective of a passionate immigrant woman, who reminds us that there are things to live for.
"This is a perspective that needs to be told, and Marsnik does a remarkable job bringing history to life. A truly captivating story."
The granddaughter of Slovenian immigrants, Megan Marsnik was born in Biwabik, a small town on Minnesota's Iron Range. She teaches creative writing and philosophy in Minneapolis.
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