Set during the Depression in the depleted farmlands surrounding Augusta, Georgia, Tobacco Road was first published in 1932. It is the story of the Lesters, a family of white sharecroppers so destitute that most of their creditors have given up on them. Debased by poverty to an elemental state of ignorance and selfishness, the Lesters are preoccupied by their hunger, sexual longings, and fear that they will someday descend to a lower rung on the social ladder than the black families who live near them.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - msaucier818 - LibraryThing
This book was awfully depressing. It tells the story of a poor white family in the South during the Depression. These people were dirt poor, uneducated, and treated each other poorly. There was ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Unkletom - LibraryThing
I'm coming into this story with nothing more than the title and Caldwell's introduction to guide me as to what the story is about. I was immediately perplexed as to what Caldwell was trying to do. Was ... Read full review