The Pooles of Pismo Bay (clothbound)
Clothbound, jacketed, 412 pages, 5.5 x 8.5", 1990, 1-878352-04-0
Volume One of The False Messiah Trilogy.
This richly detailed stand-alone novel introduces Reuben Poole, labor organizer and idealist. It is a saga of the end of the International Workers of the World movement in the U.S. as seen through the Poole family in the 1930s; its failed aspirations are described through the characters of two warring women. Cora Elliot Poole is a short-fused 70-year-old ex-Wobbly leader in self-imposed exile from politics. By contrast, Reuben's wife, Roselle, is a self-styled princess. And Reuben himself is a rabble-rouser. Cora and Roselle struggle for his soul and heart, and his idealism.
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A Raymond Saroff Publication