GOLD IS WHERE YOU FIND IT by H.C. James

GOLD IS WHERE YOU FIND IT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The credible, likeable story of Dead Sweet Joe, an Irishman, who pursued with feverish romanticism and stubborn tenacity his ""crock of gold at the end of the rainbow"", believing he could lick the Australian desert where he searched for his gold mine for more than half a lifetime. There was the first strike, in which his mine was ruined by a cheap promoter, but from which Joe was to emerge with thirty thousand pounds which he lost in a two-up (heads or tails) game; there was the woman who loved him and a job which meant security which he passed up to return to the desert; and in sight of a fortune, but stranded waterless in the desert, Joe keeps on walking- the dream indestructible- but dies in the sand... A nice job which communicates the fascination of a magnificent obsession, and which should find a masculine market.

Pub Date: Sept. 12th, 1949
Publisher: Crowell