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In "Lightnin'" by Frank Bacon, readers are taken on a journey through the life of a young man named Lightnin' who dreams of becoming a successful boxer. Set in the early 20th century, the novel captures the essence of the time period with vivid descriptions and authentic dialogue.

The characters in the novel are well-developed and relatable, with Lightnin' standing out as a determined and resilient protagonist. His struggles and triumphs in the world of boxing are portrayed in a realistic and engaging manner, keeping readers invested in his journey until the very end.

Bacon's writing style is fluid and evocative, drawing readers into the story with rich details and emotional depth. The pacing of the novel is steady, allowing for a smooth progression of Lightnin's character development and the unfolding of the plot.

Overall, "Lightnin'" is a captivating and poignant read that will appeal to fans of historical fiction, sports dramas, and coming-of-age stories. Bacon's talent for storytelling shines through in this compelling tale of ambition, perseverance, and the pursuit of one's dreams.

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A Western from 1918, that ran over a 1000 shows on Broadway and was made into movies twice. Lightnin' and his wife run a seedy hotel that straddles the Nevada-California state line, making for an interesting legal situation. When some out-of-town businessmen come to town to try and take advantage of the locals, they discover that there is more savvy in them thar hills than they first thought. - Summary by ToddHW Cast list: Lightnin' Bill Jones: ToddHW John Marvin: Andrew Gaunce Raymond Thomas: Andrew James Lemuel Townsend: Alan Mapstone Rodney Harper: Steven Fellows Everett Hammond: Wayne Cooke Nevin Blodgett, Sheriff: Son of the Exiles Oscar Nelson: Greg Giordano Fred Peters: Paul Harvey Walter Lennon: Jim Locke Zeb Crothers: Larry Wilson Liveryman: Jim Locke Clerk: Larry Wilson Mildred Buckley: Annie Mars Mrs. Jones: Sonia Mrs. Margaret Davis: Devorah Allen Mrs. Harper: Diane Castillo Freeda: Lauren-Emma Blake Emily Jarvis: Sandra Schmit Mrs. Moore: Jenn Broda Mrs. Jordan: TJ Burns Mrs. Starr: WendyKatzHiller Mrs. Cogshall: Availle Mrs. Preston: Michele Eaton Teddy: Wayne Cooke Stage Directions: ambsweet13 and: Scotty Smith Editing: ToddHW

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