The author's To Make My Bread won the Maxim Gorky award for the best labor novel of the year. This is a propaganda novel dealing with the problems of race barriers and the decay of the South, sometimes good, often uneven. The picture is the South today, with the die-hards using old-fashioned methods to prevent the in-roads of communism. A free thinking Negro returns to the plantation of his forbears, tries to organize opposition to the laissez faire policies, is jailed for a crime he did not commit and eventually killed. This is in quite a different vein from Deep, Dark River. Left-wing market.