Just before the great stockmarket crash of '29, George Webber moves from a small town in North Carolina to New York City, where he writes his first novel. Folks back home are thrilled he has based his novel on life in his home town, thrilled until they actually read the novel. Angered by the frank and direct descriptions of the town's faults and mannerisms, folks back home send nasty letters and make late night phone calls, ranging from polite chastisement to death threats. The fact that his book becomes a best seller only heightens the pain that George feels over his home town's new emnity toward him. George's experiences reveal a realistic and honest view of one man's struggle to find his place in life; he cannot go home again because nothing ever stays the same.
This report prepared by sayruh