Grapes of Wrath

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Forced from their home in the south by the dust storms (Dust Bowl), the Joads, a family of ‘Okies’ are lured to California to find work; instead they find disillusionment, exploitation, and hunger. The Oxford Companion to Literature says that ‘…it articulates a life-affirming ‘mystical socialism’ and speaks eloquently for the concerns of the deprived and the dispossessed.’

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