By Joe R. Lansdale
Jack Catcher's mom and dad are dead--his mother died of a disorder and his dad of a damaged heart--and he desires to get out of Oklahoma, the place dirt storms have killed every thing eco-friendly and hopeful. So whilst former classmate Jane Lewis and her little brother, Tony, appear in his backyard with plans to scouse borrow a lifeless neighbor's vehicle and make a holiday for Texas, Jack does not want a lot convincing to compliment them. yet a run-in with one of many era's such a lot infamous gangsters places a crimp in Jane's plan, and shortly the 3 teenagers are driving the rails between hoboes, gangsters, and con males, racing to warn a carnival-wrestler-turned-bank-robber of the risk headed towards him swifter than a black snowstorm at the prairie horizon. This highway journey experience is a colourful experience via Depression-era America.
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Everyone knows Old Man Turpin doesn’t have any kin, so we knew we weren’t going to disturb anyone. We got some flour sacks and put some things in them he wouldn’t need anymore, like canned goods. I put my books in there with the cans, and we made us packs. Then we went out to his barn and found that Ford under a tarpaulin. Course, then we realized it didn’t do us any good, ’cause neither of us could drive. ” “Why didn’t you stay there? ” I said. “Was,” she said. “At first. Then me and Tony got to thinking that Pa was pretty well covered up as it was, and what we needed more than anything was just to be gone from here.
Cherokee believed if you killed a rattlesnake and put it so it could be seen, the gods would give rain. So far, them that believed that had been wrong, and the only thing that had come of it was a lot of dead snakes. ” “Away from here,” Tony said. ” “I’m for deciding which way to go,” I said as the car bumped along. ” “I don’t know about that,” Jane said. “Seems to me I’m the only decisive one in the bunch. ” “That’s probably true,” Tony said. Actually, she had a point, but she still didn’t have a direction.
All the earth, thrown to the sky / by Joe R. Lansdale. — 1st ed. p. cm. Summary: When the devastation wrought by endless dust storms in 1930s Oklahoma makes orphans of Jack, his schoolmate Jane, and her brother Tony, they take the truck of a dead man and set out to find a new start. eISBN: 978-0-375-89748-1 1. Dust Bowl Era, 1931–1939—Juvenile Fiction. [1. Dust Bowl Era, 1931–1939—Fiction. 2. Automobile travel—Fiction. 3. Orphans—Fiction. 4. Brothers and sisters—Fiction. 5. Depressions—1929—Fiction.
All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky by Joe R. Lansdale