John Steinbeck’s 1939 novel The Grapes of Wrath concludes with a scene that would be unimaginable in an American novel of today. In the book’s very last lines, a starving 50-year-old man is suckled by a young mother who offers him her breast because he is too famished to keep any solid food down. The man and the woman are “Okies”, farmers driven from their native Oklahoma by agricultural practices that have ruined the land and turned it into a “Dust Bowl”.
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