WOLF ON THE FOLD by Nellise Child


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A large roistering novel of a rolling -- revivalist family, substantial, authentic, but with no specific emotional appeal, largely due to the fact that these noisy, volatile, spurious gospel-mongers are not a very attractive set. From the braggart father to Rosemary, child evangelist, they pack off on a gospel train, save Hanna, whose fits stamp her as insane and make her the most feeling of the family. Jerry, the youngest, adored by Hanna, runs amuck, crucifying them all. the flamboyant life as they travel the Bible belt -- Hanna's eventual liberation from Jerry, when she marries a young hunchback who has suffered much as she has -- Jerry's checkered career, reform school, jail, and eventually using his ""call"" as a political and mercenary racket -- it is not a pleasant panorama to follow though it is a phase of America.

Pub Date: Oct. 17th, 1941
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran