God's little acre
Like Tobacco Road , this novel chronicles the final decline of a poor white family in rural Georgia. Exhorted by their patriarch Ty Ty, the Waldens ruin their land by digging it up in search of gold. Complex sexual entanglements and betrayals lead to a murder within the family that completes its dissolution. Juxtaposed against the Waldens' obsessive search is the story of Ty Ty's son-in-law, a cotton mill worker in a nearby town who is killed during a strike.
First published in 1933, God's Little Acre was censured by the Georgia Literary Commission, banned in Boston, and once led the all-time best-seller list, with more than ten million copies in print.
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|Full title||god s little acre|
|Last Update||2018-05-22 09:54:20AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-05-22 09:55:29AM|
|author||Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987.|
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Caldwell's blockbuster bestseller: In the Depression-era Deep South, destitute farmer Ty Ty Walden struggles to raise a family on his own Single father and poor Southern farmer Ty Ty Walden has a plan to save his farm and his family: He will tear his fields apart until he finds gold. While Ty Ty obsesses over his fool's quest, his sons and daughters search in vain for their own dreams of instant happiness—whether from money, violence, or sex. God's Little Acre is a classic dark comedy, a satire that lampoons a broken South while holding a light to the toll that poverty takes on the hopes and dreams of the poor themselves. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erskine Caldwell including rare photos and never-before-seen documents courtesy of the Dartmouth College Library.
|isbn||9780820316628, 9780820316635, 9781453216989|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000238022|Book|Books||English|University of Georgia Press,|1995.|ix, 211 p. ; 23 cm., overdrive:6454bebc-dc3a-4d03-94a1-fb9016e4afa8|eBook|eBook||English|Open Road Media|2011||
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|subject_facet||Georgia -- Fiction, Mountain life -- Fiction|
|title_display||God's little acre|
|title_full||God's Little Acre, God's little acre / Erskine Caldwell ; foreword by Lewis Nordan|
|title_short||God's little acre|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Literature, Mountain life|