IL: UG - BL: 4.5 - AR Pts: 4
The tragic story of two itinerant ranch hands on the run--one is the lifelong companion to the other, a developmentally disabled man. "They are an unlikely pair: George is "small and quick and dark of face"; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a "family," clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation. Laborers in California's dusty vegetable fields, they hustle work when they can, living...
In a moment of moral crisis, Ethan Hawley, a clerk in a New England grocery store, departs from his high standards to provide for the material comforts he cannot afford for his restless wife and discontented children.