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Erin Brokovich on Her Novel, Rock Bottom

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Environmental and consumer advocate Erin Brokovich talks about her debut novel, Rock Bottom, the first in a series of thrillers. It tells the story of Angela Joy Palladino, who became pregnant at 17 and fled her hometown in West Virginia as a pariah. Years later, she takes a job with a lawyer crusading against mountaintop removal mining, and has to return to that town. She winds up facing the betrayal of those once closest to her and confront the harrowing past she thought she had left behind.

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Erin Brokovich

Comments [3]

alexia from brooklyn

wonder what erin brokovich thinks about the exxon oil spill in Greenpoint which gets very little attention, but is likely contaminating the land of hundreds of families nearby.

Apr. 19 2011 01:22 PM
colin from brooklyn

i grew up in west virginia and went to graduate school in new mexico. when i fly back into west virginia, i have to do a double take, thinking where am i? the topography of west virginia has changed so much and it's unbelievable as i don't recognize where i grew up has changed permanently.

Apr. 19 2011 01:16 PM
ann from brooklyn

There's a movie about mountain top removal and coal mining coming out soon called "The Last Mountain." Shows the devastating environmental and health impacts..

Apr. 19 2011 01:16 PM

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