Set during the Depression in the depleted farmloads surrounding Augustus, Georgia, Tobacco Road was first published in 1932. It is the story of the ...Show synopsisSet during the Depression in the depleted farmloads surrounding Augustus, Georgia, Tobacco Road was first published in 1932. It is the story of the Lesters, a family of destitute white sharecroppers debased by poverty to an elemental state of ignorance and selfishness.Hide synopsis
One word to the wise: turnips! How the characters could have such strong sex drives on empty stomachs is a real marvel. I keep reminding myself that this classic was written by a southerner and a preacher's son to boot.
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