Only two boys from Steeltown have survived. The past has affected their lives. Living and working in a steel mill town is the cause of past and future events in their lives. Salami is unable to settle down to a married life and is too eager to follow the free spirit of his friend Boo. Leaving town seems to be their only way out, an escape. To escape from what or whom? There are those who wish to even up past scores. They are willing to follow to extremes in order to inflict terror and pain on Salami and Boo. To what end is in store for two friends wishing only to escape the confines of working in a steel mill. Will they be able to escape those Steeltown Blues?
My hopes for the boys were dashed during the reading of the last few pages.
I felt hurt and angry when I read about Boo and Salami, boys I enjoyed following page after page.
Through the whole book, I felt as if I were travelling and living the excitement and disappointments of life alongside of the boys.