THE LOCUSTS by Otto Sehrag


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The cycle of the locust is woven into the stories of the Russian Mennonite Millers; of Morm Jeremish Kentrup, a man of vision who walks with God; of Johnny Brown, gold prospector who wants to be a cattleman, and of Agnes, who marries him; of Italian and her husband Albert, isolated on a gem of a farm; of the Biebers, German farmers; of the Mazwells, who make the best of other people's misfortunes; of Hilpert and Lasset The threads are drawn together in Kansas, where desolation follows the invasions of the locusts, and ultimately it is community of interest in fighting the peril that brings about the rehabilitation of the weak and bad through disaster. Hope, fury, despair of individuals; the violence, tragedy, drama of natural and human antagonisms; the Fibre-like quality of the observation and description of the locusts' life span -- and blend into a long but holding saga of the earth and things of the earth and man's struggle.

Pub Date: Oct. 25th, 1943
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart