The Wet Parade
by Upton Sinclair
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart 1931
Number of pages: 444
In the early 20th Century, with the Prohibition Era approaching, two families come undone over the evils of alcohol. The drinking of Roger Chilcote costs him everything, including all his family's money after gambling it away. Chilcote commits suicide...
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