A Garden of Sand Author:Earl Thompson "Earl Thompson has you by the lapels and before long you're hooked by a story that has style, swagger, raw sexuality and a seduction straight out of Oedipus. . . ." Saturday Review Syndicate. — "A boy's painful odyssey from childhood to early manhood through the poverty and squalor of Depression-era America is the subject. . . The incestuous lov... more »e between the boy and his mother is the most dramatic and interesting sequence in the book. . . rich and emotionally charged."