A first novel and a promising one. Twin boys, orphaned when their radical father is killed by Red baiters, pursue careers in...

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FOOLISH GIANT

A first novel and a promising one. Twin boys, orphaned when their radical father is killed by Red baiters, pursue careers in direct contrast. The big one, a mechanic by training, does a bit of sparring on the side, and eventually makes good and a fighter on the circuit. He has a protective attitude towards his brother out west, and sends him money to advance his musical aspirations. Eventually, he brings him on to St. Louis, and they fall foul of a terrific word battle and part. Too late the big 'un senses something wrong, and returns to find his little brother a suicide. There's a big fight at the close, very well done, from which the ""foolish giant"" emerges victorious -- and alone. Not another Of Mice and Men, but a robust, he-man story, in realistic vein.

Pub Date: Aug. 5, 1937

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1937