A pointless and rather dull novel about a boy who supposedly finds himself before its close. His early years are ruled by his father's ambition to make a wealthy banker of him, in order to reinstate himself in the eyes of the family who had disowned him when he married a chorus girl, Jonny's mother. Jonny questions none of his father's standards, and meekly follows the path laid out for him. But the crash of '29 takes him with it, and his poor but honest wife influences him to abandon the father's dream and out his own path. So we leave him, driving a truck for a living- but most readers will wonder whether he'll make a good truck driver. Through most of the book, Jonny is too namby pamby to win sympathy, and at the close, his self pity and blindness to what is happening is very tiresome.