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About the Author: Erskine Caldwell

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.

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Paperback, Published in Jan 2013 by Ediciones Robinbook

ISBN10: 8492840285 | ISBN13: 9788492840281

Page count: 224

A portrait of American society during the Great Depression, this novel finds humor in sad and unpleasant situations. Spence Douthit and his family move to the city in the hopes of making a decent living working in the gunpowder factory. But the factory closes, and Spence finds himself jobless and struggling to make ends meet in Pobre Chico, a neighborhood full of emigrants and the underprivileged.


Un retrato de la sociedad americana durante la Gran Depresión, esta novela consigue el humor aun en el medio de las situaciones tristes y desagradables. Spence Douthit y su familia se mudan a la ciudad con la esperanza de ganarse una buena vida en la fábrica de pólvora. Pero la fábrica cierra, y Spence se encuentra sin empleo y malviviendo en Pobre Chico, el barrio de los emigrantes y los desfavorecidos.

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