For fans of Steinbeck’s timeless classic, The Grapes of Wrath.
Daniel Tomelin, a battle-worn veteran with PTSD—haunted by the carnage of World War 1—deserts his wife and children in the Great Depression and becomes a hobo seeking work and relief from his nightmares.
This page-turning tale of courage is set in a tragic era in which hope was sometimes all they had and parallels today's economic turmoil and unemployment.
It's a wife and mother providing for her children under miserable, heartbreaking circumstances, while her husband tramps around the country playing a banjo, searching for answers to the puzzle of Daniel Tomelin, keeping his hillbilly sense of humor, his humanity, and his love of God and nature intact, while deep inside feeling ashamed and unworthy of the family he loves with all his heart.
Like scores of other men who abandoned their families during the Depression, Daniel's wounded pride for being unable to care for his wife and children prevents him from going home . . .
And if her deserting husband has the guts to show his face again, his wife, LaDaisy—who finds the strength and means to provide for her fatherless children while fending off the advances of a man with the power to leave them homeless—may feel like killing him!