Wabash: A Novel
Wabash is a town on the Illinois side of the Mississippi, across from St. Louis. Wabash is also the name of the steel mill, which is the main industry here in the summer of 1932. This is the setting for Butler's novel about the Coles, Deborah and Jeremy.
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