CRANBERRY RED by E. Garside

CRANBERRY RED

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The story of a year spent in the cranberry bogs and cannery of a Cape Cod village, when Keith Bain, an educated man, drifts from job to job, and eventually finds work in a cannery run by a shrewd, ruthless Yankee. Against this setting, the grind and stench of the cannery, the shiftless, violent Portuguese workers, is set the romance of Keith and Anne. Garside has a distinctive style, a terse, expressive idiom, raw and uncompromising. There is an undercurrent of commentary on social ills, and though the story leaves a sense of irresolution, the book emerges as a first novel with unusual qualifications.

Pub Date: Oct. 7th, 1938
Publisher: Little, Brown