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Yonnondio follows the heartbreaking path of the Holbrook family in the late 1920s and the Great Depression as they move from the coal mines of Wyoming to a tenant farm in western Nebraska, ending up finally on the kill floors of the slaughterhouses and in the wretched neighborhoods of the poor in Omaha, Nebraska.Mazie, the oldest daughter in the growing family of Jim and Anna Holbrook, tells the story of the family's desire for a better life Anna's dream that her children be educated and Jim's wish for a life lived out in the open, away from the darkness and danger of the mines. At every turn in their journey, however, their dreams are frustrated, and the family is jeopardized by cruel and indifferent systems.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780803286214
ISBN-10: 080328621X
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 135mm x 12mm)
Pages: 196
Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Tillie Olsen

Tillie Olsen (1912-2007) grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and lived most of her adult life in San Francisco. She is the author of "Silences" and the short-story collection "Tell Me a Riddle."Linda Ray Pratt is a professor in and chair of the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is the author of "Matthew Arnold Revisited."

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