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Unlike other Caldwell books I am giving this a firm 4 star rating. An oddly enjoyable set of short stories, oddly similar to his book ‘Black and White’. Although a lot of the themes in these short stories were/ are very true to his writings, love, alcohol, sex etc etc, it was every refreshing to have a set of short stories that purely didn’t revolve around his usual topics. I believe this was his first book I have read in a long time that also didn’t involve an alcoholic priest trying to use rel ...more
Erskine Preston Caldwell was an American author. His writings about poverty, racism and social problems in his native South won him critical acclaim, but they also made him controversial among fellow Southerners of the time who felt he was holding the region up to ridicule.