in the small crop town of McPhail, in California's San Joaquin Valley, this is the story of the strong and the weak: the landowners and the workers: and which is the story of McPhail, who inherits, unwillingly, his father's empire and with it the town Forced to remain in the valley through the need to solve some mystery of his past, Nick must either find his and be destroyed. He is the first to realize the power of the gods that all destiny, and against which men as individuals himself, and through the faith of the woman who loves him, he is able to come to love himself. The scope of the look is We are shown each character as a whole, many-faceted being, with his thoughts and feelings open to us. The story is told from several viewpoints, with from one to another, as each person faces his personal people. He shows the tragedy of the migratory workers with a combination of for example, when Nick children home. ""Since none of them had even been in a Mr. Hardman's first novel, and we .