A compelling story about an abusive bunkhouse/group home/indentured slavery situation. What thoroughly presented casework. The town of Atalissa, Iowa (population 311 in 2010) and the names, the details, the history, so impressively researched. The cover claims Dan Barry is the closest thing to a contemporary Steinbeck, however, I cannot confirm this, as I have to read Steinbeck yet. A most perfect companion to reading about Rosemary Kennedy's story last year, as it parallel's much of the lack of dignity and equality in the past treatment of people who have intellectual disabilities.