Probationary Firefighter Bette “Mouth” Maguire arrives at Fire Station 10 in Webster, NH.
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Book title's origin
The book's title is based on this line in the novel, when Bette comes out of her first fire and she can't tell one firefighter from another. Anatomy suddenly doesn't matter anymore.
"They all looked the same. No men, no women. Just soot and sweat on flesh."
Soot and Sweat on Flesh interior illustrations by my brother, Mark Callahan.
Soot and Sweat on Flesh is dedicated to the memory of my grandfather, John J. Callahan,
and to my grandmother, Maria Pomi Conca.
It is also dedicated to my husband, Greg, the love of my life.