Penetrating New Book "They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To" Looks at Residents of a Dying Manufacturing Town
Worcester, MA, June 20, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- During the mid 1980s Main Street USA took a beating as major retail chains began to become more fruitful and multiply all across America.
"They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To" is a play in two acts about the changing face of American culture during this time.
The book illustrates how, in just one of the many small manufacturing towns in the latter half of the 1980s, towns exchanged their character for economy.
It is 1986, and in Bisonville, Wisconsin, Casey Spencer returns home after twenty-two years with his teenage daughter, Nikki.
It has been four years since a car crash took the life of his African-American wife. Suffering permanent injury himself, Casey has had trouble finding work. So, he returns to his hometown to see if he can get a job at the local motorcycle manufacturing plant.
However, Casey soon learns that his hometown, like many small towns in America during this time, is dying, being swallowed up by major chains and changed by various outside interests where the only common interest is in the bottom line.
Then, Casey finds out Nikki is pregnant. Her baby's father, a teenage boy, is suddenly up on murder charges. Casey is aided by Naomi, a former friend of his wife, and by his father-in-law, Gamper, who suffers from Tourette Syndrome,
By the end of the story, Casey overcomes many obstacles in an effort to see that he and his family can continue to live the American dream.
At 42 pages, "They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To" is available in both paperback and Kindle form. The average retail price of the paperback is $7.99.
For more information on "They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To" and other plays written by Kevin T. Baldwin visit MillboroughStories.com.
Copies of the play are available through Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.