6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Tale of Two Brothers, 3 Jan 2011
A great book which sometimes makes you want to hang your head and weep. Two brothers growing up on a farm in West Virginia. One is the author's father who works hard all his life, never gets ahead, never has a vacation and dies at age 63. One is his uncle who is deaf, and never gets the education he should have had, therefore never learns to talk, read, write or sign, is forever locked into himself, never has a job or leaves the farm, but learns to plant crops and look after himself when his parents are gone. Lives well into his eighties. Which one is the worse off?
There are many other aspects to this book which unfortunately does not hold out much hope for redemption or improvement in the lives of millions of Americans, the "underclass". Still this book says what needs to be said and few have had the guts to say. Keep up the good work and lets hope you are with us for some to come, Joe.