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Whistle Stop: A Novel - Maritta Wolff
Whistle Stop: A Novel
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Now back in print — Maritta Wolff's 1941 masterpiece about small-town Midwestern life in post-Depression America Whistle Stop, published to rave reviews and astonishing commercial success, is the story of the Veech family, an oversize, poverty-stricken tribe trying to make good in a cruel... show more
Now back in print — Maritta Wolff's 1941 masterpiece about small-town Midwestern life in post-Depression America Whistle Stop, published to rave reviews and astonishing commercial success, is the story of the Veech family, an oversize, poverty-stricken tribe trying to make good in a cruel world. Through the course of a punishingly hot summer, we experience life with the six children and three adult Veeches as they bicker, brawl, make up, and provide titillating morsels of scandal for the neighborhood. A work of darkly comic grotesque, replete with shades of Flannery O'Connor, Whistle Stop is also a wrenching and earnest rumination on the tragedy of thwarted love.
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Format: Textbook
ISBN: 9780743254861 (0743254864)
ASIN: 9780743254861
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 371
Edition language: English
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flippin'pages
flippin'pages rated it
5.0 A book to read twice
This is a great novel by a wonderful writer. Its like the Joad family moved into Peyton Place and they're all doing crack. And it works. Even though this book deals with some heavy subject matter, especially for it's time, somehow throughout it remains a lighthearted and easy read. I will be thinkin...
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modusa rated it
i can't talk about whistle stop without thanking karen for turning me onto maritta wolff, a writer who really should be more well known. check out karen's evangelizing review here. join us, and testify!here's my hallelujah:when you read a maritta wolff novel, it feels like she is gently holding your...
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