Crossing EdenBook - 2015
Crossing Eden is the story of an American family in the summer of 1929, when a failed businessman divides himself from his wife and children, and a troubled farm boy runs away from home in the company of a gangster. Itâe(tm)s also the tale of a nation in the last months of the Roaring Twenties, a glittering decade of exuberance and doubt, optimism and fear. Set equally among the states along the Middle Border, in a small East Texas town, and in a great gleaming metropolis, Crossing Eden chronicles the Pendergast family of Farrington, Illinois, cast apart by circumstance into the early 20th century landscape of big business, tent shows, speakeasies, sÃ©ances, bank robberies, lynchings, murder, romance, circuses, and skyscrapers. Itâe(tm)s a grand tapestry of the American experience in an age of transition from rural to urban, with our nation perched on the precipice of the Great Depression.
Publisher: Seattle : Fantagraphics Books, 
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: FIC SCHULZ 2015
Characteristics: 1088 pages ; 24 cm