Here is another author who has a following on which the bookseller can safely count. And here, a book for all who have been following his earlier work and wish to draw together the loose threads of the Segelfoss saga. The time is largely the present of automobiles, factories and modern business, in conflict with a past from which superstition and traditions emerge, and the problems of the bitterness of life are the same, the characters introduced in Children of the Age, Segelfoss Town, Vagabonds and August fulfill their social destiny, making a pageant of eternal search and striving, magnificent stupidity. There is humor and occasional lightness of touch throughout the 600 pages. Not a book for casual pick-up, but an important item.