House of Earth

By: Woody Guthrie

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ISBN
9780007509850
Date Released
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
288
Dimensions
216 x 135mm

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Filled with the homespun lyricism and authenticity that have made his songs legendary, this is the story of an ordinary couple's dream of a better life and their search for love and meaning in a corrupt world.

Tike and Ella May Hamlin struggle to plant roots in the arid land of Texas. Living in a precarious wooden shack, they yearn for a sturdy house that will protect them from the treacherous elements. Thanks to a government pamphlet, Tike has the know-how to build a simple adobe dwelling, a structure made from the land itself-fireproof, windproof, a house of earth. The land on which Tike and Ella May live and work on is not theirs, due to larger forces beyond their control-including ranching conglomerates and banks-and their adobe house remains painfully out of reach.

A story of rural realism and progressive activism, HOUSE OF EARTH is a searing portrait of hardship and hope set against a ravaged landscape. Combining the moral urgency and narrative drive of John Steinbeck with the erotic frankness of D.H. Lawrence, it is a powerful tale of America from one of our greatest artists.
ISBN:
9780007509850
Publication Date:
01 / 03 / 2013
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
216 x 135mm

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