Books: Doakies


by Douglas Unger

Harper & Row; 277pages; $13.95

The loads would be as displaced in Douglas Unger's first novel as they were in The Grapes of Wrath, though Ma, Pa and Tom might not understand how it was possible to become outcasts of national prosperity. For generations, the land around Unger's Nowell, S. Dak., has produced an abundance of wheat and corn. During World War II, a need for a fast, cheap protein spurs the Government to subsidize an increase in turkey raising. The larger output can easily be handled at the...

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