A portrait of American society during the Great Depression, this vel finds humor in sad and unpleasant situations. Spence Douthit and his family move to the city in the hopes of making a decent living working in the gunpowder factory. But the factory closes, and Spence finds himself jobless and struggling to make ends meet in Pobre Chico, a neighborhood full of emigrants and the underprivileged. Un retrato de la sociedad americana durante la Gran Depresion, esta vela consigue el humor aun en el medio de las situaciones tristes y desagradables. Spence Douthit y su familia se mudan a la ciudad con la esperanza de ganarse una buena vida en la fabrica de polvora. Pero la fabrica cierra, y Spence se encuentra sin empleo y malviviendo en Pobre Chico, el barrio de los emigrantes y los desfavorecidos.
Erskine Caldwell was a writer whose work focused on poverty and the racial and social struggles of the South. His most famous novels include Annette, God's Little Acre, Jenny by Nature, Tobacco Road, and Trouble in July. Jose Luis Piquero is a writer and a translator whose other translations include The American Claimant by Mark Twain, Cannery Row by John Steinbeck, and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.