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A Portion Under the Sun
A Portion under the Sun is the story of Yeatman C. Alley, a Tennessee farm boy who uses his outstanding fiddle-playing to find his way off the family farm. Yeatman's story begins in 1899, when the nineteen-year-old is seeking to be free of his one-armed, Civil War veteran father and his mother who is less than happy being married to an ordinary farmer. His parents' fighting and the boredom of rural life are wearing on him. Yeatman's chance to leave co...