A portrait of an ineffectual, depressingly unrelieved, in the life of Blanche Rankin, spanning the years 1903 to the '20's....

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SHAKEN WITH THE WIND

A portrait of an ineffectual, depressingly unrelieved, in the life of Blanche Rankin, spanning the years 1903 to the '20's. Story of a drifting woman and the men in her life, from Lee who married her at 15; Jesse who cared -- and died; Harry, who comes and goes and so on. She tries anything once -- a pseudo-religion, spiritualism, drinking, but they fail to relieve the drab monotony, the hopelessness of the portrait. And yet -- unpleasant reading as it is -- the handling of this very hopelessness does impress.

Pub Date: July 24, 1942

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 1942