Georgia Boy Author:Erskine Caldwell GEORGIA BOY is the story of 12-year-old William, a latter-day Huck Finn, and his obstreperously comic family. His father, Morris Stroup, is a typical Caldwell character, shiftless but shrewd ---always in trouble with his hard-working wife because of his endless pursuit of ready money and even more accessible females, and always putting the blame... more » on Handsome Brown, the ineffably languorous yard boy. And finally there is Martha Stroup, who has to try to raise her son and support herself and her family while coping with Pa's character and such troublesome phenomena as aggravating goats, shirt-tail woodpeckers, gypsies and small-town politics.
Weaving memory and nostalgia, irony and belly laughs, Erskine Caldwell presents in GEORGIA BOY a new panel in his vast panorama of the modern South. It is also a classic of American boyhood that will stand alongside Hemingway's MY OLD MAN and Mark Twain's HUCKLEBERRY FINN.« less