Details about The Four Winds
The Four Winds – Texas, 1934. Millions are jobless and a dry spell has broken the Great Plains. Ranchers are battling to keep their territory and their livelihoods as the yields are falling flat, the water is evaporating, and dust takes steps to cover them all. Probably the most obscure time of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl period, has shown up furiously.
In this questionable and hazardous time, Elsa Martinelli—like so large numbers of her neighbors—should settle on a horrifying decision: battle for the land she cherishes or go west, to California, looking for a superior life. The Four Winds is a permanent picture of America and the American Dream, as seen through the eyes of one dauntless lady whose fortitude and penance will come to characterize an age.