WoW! I picked this up at the library, thinking it would be a quick and easy read.... Boy, was I wrong! It was written a long time ago and portrays another world that I really had no idea about! It definitely is NOT politically correct! It follows the lives of three white families who are tenants on farms and "borrow" seed, fertilizer, etc from the landowners to be paid back when the harvest is ready. They are told what, when and where to plant. What abject poverty it portrays! And, such back breaking work. Education is sacrificed for farm work and health care is rare.... Even shoes are rare!
An excellent portrayal of tenant farming in the Southern United States!