An improvisation on the good and evil theme, as Ed Robey, newly fledged Western farmer, meets his counterpart in Louis Cram,...

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THE ANTAGONISTS

An improvisation on the good and evil theme, as Ed Robey, newly fledged Western farmer, meets his counterpart in Louis Cram, whose equal strength is founded in faith and pity. Robey loses his wife and older son to Cram's teaching and preaching, joins the group of violent opposition, is unable to bow to Cram's greater power. There is the local gossip, a neighbor's death from cancer in which Cram's faith healing is involved, there is the break down of Robey's marriage and his older son's security in his father, the questionable curing of his younger son after an accident. The inevitable clash comes- but with Robey a bystander-in Cram's killing and with Robey finding himself again in his younger son, perhaps aware that love leads rather than drives. Difficult to handle, this message is less clear because of human confusion surrounding the characters. Unless the spiritual angle sells, no matter- we can't see a market.

Pub Date: Sept. 19, 1946

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1946