A Garden of Sand

A Garden of Sand

by Earl Thompson


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Destitution, hunger, cruelty, rootlessness-all the odds stand against Jacky Anderson, the young boy who struggles toward his adolescence in this powerful, popular American classic. Yet despite the hardships and hard times of the novel's Depression-era Kansas, Jacky prevails. Resourcefully, doggedly, on a journey that takes him from Wichita to Corpus Christi with his hapless mother and abusive stepfather, he nurtures his spirit of independence and capacity to love. Never failing to "tough it out" in his passage through the seedy worlds of the disappointed and dispossessed, Jacky may not escapr poverty but he does discover the possibility that lies in a nation's dream.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786709465
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 08/13/2001
Series: Thompson, Earl Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 591,988
Product dimensions: 1.14(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

About the Author

Earl Thompson also wrote the novels Tattoo and Caldo Largo. His first novel, A Garden of Sand, was nominated for a National Book Award.

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