Having to do with three generations of the Firestone family; Pa and his desire to open a saloon, Ma, holding the purse...

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Having to do with three generations of the Firestone family; Pa and his desire to open a saloon, Ma, holding the purse strings and the whip hand; their children and their children's children. All the problems, financial, moral, sexual, presented in Thayer's racy way. A wandering black sheep returns and precipitates matters for everyone. Has some moments of rowdy fun and does give a good picture of the cross currents that beset family life. Essentially masculine in appeal but not as vital as his earlier Thirteen Men. As usual, Thayer is too strong meat for the conservative reader.

Pub Date: April 15, 1937

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Messner

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1937