Again an indigenous, ingratiating story of Maine, which contrasts the changes brought to the old ways by the new people,-...

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THE FIRE BALLOON

Again an indigenous, ingratiating story of Maine, which contrasts the changes brought to the old ways by the new people,- the simpler, leisurely life of the lobsterman as it is shown up by the pressures of money, ambition. Here are the Sewells of Granite Hook, from Gram Sarah with her tartar's tongue to her sons-Sylvanus who took things easily while Morgan drove too hard; and particularly two of Sylvanus' five children; Wesley, 17, and Theoline, 16. It is Wesley, chore boy for the Beacons, summer people from Boston, who learns the lesson of inequality the hard way. While Theoline, taking a job as waitress, gets her first and second exposures to love... The realism, softened by sympathy, the authenticity of place and people give this its attraction- which may not be quite that of The Weir, Spoonhandle.

Pub Date: Nov. 8, 1948

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Morrow

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1948