Based on an actual wildcat strike that occured in 1979, There Ainat No Justice, Just Us tells the story of a middle-aged college professor, and former seventies radical, who finds himself caught in the web of a mid-life crisis and a decaying marriage. In his search for a more authentic identity, he winds up leading a wildcat strike in a gritty South Chicago factory. Along the way he encounters a variety of leftists and African-American and Mexican industrial workers who lead genuine, if impoverished, lives. The wildcat strike becomes the psychological gauntlet through which the characters must pass to achieve personal integration. The professoras quest for internal wholeness leads to a love affair with a radical feminist attorney and activist. In the end, the professor must choose between authenticity and love, or continuing his sedate, middle-class life. Ancillary characters, including Cecelia Sanchez, a Mexican-American college student, find themselves drawing psychological strength from the unfolding battle and engaging in their own liberation strugglesain her case, trying to find the inner spirit to move out on her own, away from her patriarchal family.... to the attached garage to do auto maintenance on Clarissaa#39;s new BMW and my battered old Pontiac. The BMW had mysteriously appeared one day. When I suggested that we couldna#39;t afford the payments on a luxury automobile, and askedanbsp;...
|Title||:||There Ain't No Justice - Just Us|
|Publisher||:||Xlibris Corporation - 2001-07-19|