A far cry from The Tree Falls South this story of the struggle between management and labor in a hat manufacturing community...

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A far cry from The Tree Falls South this story of the struggle between management and labor in a hat manufacturing community (presumably Danbury, Conn.). The death of his father forces a young interne to give up his beloved surgery and go home to shoulder his father's debts and a factory facing trouble. It's a situation fraught with social and economic implications. There's a good picture of the crooked politics back of much of the labor troubles today. But the story is inconclusive -- the family situation is overdrawn -- the love interest ephemeral -- and the whole ends on a note of unhappiness, incompletion, and futility. Probably such is the author's intention. Actually it makes a disappointing book of what held real promise.

Pub Date: May 13, 1938

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Putnam

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1938