Books: Out of the Slime

JOB'S HOUSE—Caroline Slade—Vanguard ($2.50).

Job Mann, as his name suggests, is a patient, courageous believer buffeted by an angry sea of unbelief, a symbol of the rocky virtues that keep man's head above water. Life for Job and his wife, Katie, has been secure and happy until age, illness and the Great Depression force them to apply for "public assistance." Thence he is plunged into a world he never knew —a world of hate, whores, idiots, stinking tenements and the loathed "Welfares." It is a world well known to Caroline Slade. When her mother read a preceding novel, The Triumph of Willie...

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