Victorian England, a time of great wealth and expansion but who drives this wealth? Men and women who live and work in terrible conditions, one such man is Abraham slaving in a quarry pit in the North of England.
He is witness to the tragic death of his best friend when he is crushed under tonnes of stone. Abraham is spurred into joining the struggle for union recognition during a time of social upheaval, but to relieve the pain of his friend’s death he also becomes embroiled in clog fighting. This brutal sport of gladiatorial intensity will often end the fighter’s life.
Abraham’s world coalesces for him when he discovers his employers want him dead. He begins to question his whole world, especially when the exotic gypsy woman from another culture finally changes everything forever…
This novel is where ‘Fight Club’ meets historical romance. It is a story of trauma, prejudice, violence and death. Set in the harsh conditions of Northern England, in the Victorian era, two young people’s lives become inextricably woven together.