Saturday, August 28, 2010

Radium Halos: a Novel about the Radium Dial Painters

Radium Halos
a Novel about the Radium Dial Painters
Shelley Stout


 
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Description: Radium Halos is historical fiction based on the true events of the Radium Dial Painters, a group of female factory workers who, in the early 1920s, contracted radiation poisoning from painting luminous watch and clock dials with radium paint. Our narrator is Helen Waterman, a 65-year-old mental patient who worked at the factory when she was 16. She tells us her story through flashbacks, slowly revealing her past, the loved ones she's lost, and the dangerous secrets she's kept all these years. Includes a foreword by Leonard Grossman, son of the attorney for the Radium Dial painters.

Review:

Batt Humphreys, former senior producer for CBS News and author of Dead Weight

"Shelley Stout debuts with a novel of characters as compelling as the true story it covers. Like a good reporter, she follows the facts. In this case she not only uncovers a story little known, but more importantly she reveals in her characters, the humanity of a tragic tale."



 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for posting this on your blog!

    Best,
    Shelley

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