Jeeter Lester is slowly dying of starvation in his decaying farmstead on the Tobacco Road in Georgia, USA. He is worn down by poverty and spends his days dreaming of planting crops even though he has no money to buy the seeds with. Tobacco Road details Jeeter's decline in this world as his family, alienated from normal human emotion, strive to survive crippling poverty in the depressed Deep South.
This report prepared by meg stevens
This book is represented as the realists' literary explanation of deep poverty in the hard-scrabble, depression-era South. The characters are lost, confused and are what we would call "moral idiots." While I don't think it is an accurate picture, as a whole, of the era or people, it is a compelling look at some small segments of the time in the South.
This report prepared by Kelly Whiting