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Barren Lives


A peasant family, driven by the drought, walks to exhaustion through an arid land. As they shelter at a deserted ranch, the drought is broken and they linger, tending cattle for the absentee ranch owner, until the onset of another drought forces them to move on, homeless wanderers again. Yet, like the desert plants that defeat all rigors of wind and weather, the family maintains its will to survive in the harsh and solitary land. Intimately acquainted with the region of which he writes and keenly appreciative of the ...

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Barren Lives
1965, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292701335

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Barren Lives
1965, University of Texas Press

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