"Stax Stonecutter has lived a peaceful--if unremarkable--life in his small town in the Overworld. He prefers leisure to work, choosing to tend to his gardens and play with his cats all day rather than expand his family's mining business. But when a mysterious stranger arrives, he takes everything from Stax, stranding him in the middle of nowhere and with nothing to his name. Now, Stax must learn not only how to survive, but how to live." -- Provided by publisher.
Family-owned business enterprises -- Juvenile fiction.
Small cities -- Juvenile fiction.