Trippin' Through the Oil Patch--A Boy Remembers His Dad
by Gayle Lain
Each chapter of Trippin' through the Oil Patch is a story all by itself. But each story links with the next, as the book reveals the life of transient laborers in the Rocky Mountain oil fields during the 1940s and 50s. With each story, the narrator, Raymond, moves closer to the end of his oil field days, when, at the age of twelve, his dad is killed in an oil rig explosion.