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Land of Plenty review ð 103 Istence and depicts with sensitivity and compassion workers and owners alike in their poverty depravity and their ultimate goodness The Land of Plenty created a politica. Last Sunday I was reading the Seattle Times and came across an article about a local publishing imprint that employed authors to scrounge up good books that are long out of print What caught my eye was the description for the first book that they had reprinted five years ago Robert Cantwell s The Land of Plenty originally published in 1934 This stark hard boiled tale of mounting tensions boiling over into a violent strike in a Washington mill town was inspired by Cantwell s own experiences in Houiam and is arguably the first great novel of the Northwest Somewhere between John Steinbeck and the leftist noir of James M Cain the book points the way to Ken Kesey s rainy rough hewed labor and logging saga Sometimes a Great Notion published 30 years later Since both Cain and Steinbeck give me big book boners and given that Sometimes a Great Notion is one of my favorite novels I was pretty excited to get my hands on a copy of The Land of Plenty After learning that Ernest Hemingway had considered Cantwell his best bet in American fiction I was beyond excited So did it live up to all that hype Pretty much I could see notes of Cain s shock and raw style the humanity of Steinbeck and the story line certainly was reminiscent of Kesey s Stamper family saga There was even a bit about the wobblies wobblies never die kind of like the goonies And since Cain and Steinbeck are California centric and Kesey was putting it down for Oregon it was satisfying to add a Washington author to the Best of West Coast Fiction shelf While it didn t make the elusive five star rating for me it was an easy four stars as the writing was solid throughout and I found the story both memorable and thought provoking I think it s pretty awesome that someone mainly Spokane writer Jess Walter cared enough about this book to bring it back to life and then it somehow found its way to me Set just before the dawn of the depressing dirty thirties over half of the book takes place on the night of the Fourth of July 1929 when a power outage at the sawmill sets off a chain of discontent among the men and women working there Each chapter provides a different pov and often overlaps with the activities of the last chapter therefore giving the reader a new perspective of events Cantwell deals with issues than your standard proletarian novel and I was surprised when both rape and abortion factored into the story line The last third of the novel focuses on the picket line strike that eventually devolves into violence and a not so happy ending The range of characters and the fact that Cantwell didn t dive too deep into the politics were both strong points in the novel At the heart it s a story about people trying to survive From the electrician who has two grown daughters living at home because their husbands can t find work and a teenage son who now has to work at the mill as well to the head honcho who has a neurotic wife a depressed daughter and an unhappy home to the native American worker who 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Barn rainy Fetch rough hewed labor and logging saga Sometimes a Great Notion published 30 years later Since both Cain and Steinbeck give me big book boners and given that Sometimes a Great Notion is one of my favorite novels I was pretty excited to get my hands on a copy of The Land of Plenty After learning that Ernest Hemingway had considered Cantwell his best bet in American fiction I was beyond excited So did it live up to all that hype Pretty much I could see notes of Cain s shock and Casos De Direito Galáctico E Outros Textos Esquecidos raw style the humanity of Steinbeck and the story line certainly was Tales of the Unquiet Gods reminiscent of Kesey s Stamper family saga There was even a bit about the wobblies wobblies never die kind of like the goonies And since Cain and Steinbeck are California centric and Kesey was putting it down for Oregon it was satisfying to add a Washington author to the Best of West Coast Fiction shelf While it didn t make the elusive five star Heart 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Land of Plenty review ð 103 A labor strike at a lumber mill divides a town based on the author's hometown of Aberdeen Washington The Land of Plenty portrays the blue collar workers' struggle for ex. 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