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Angel City By Patrick D. Smith Angel City After leaving their failed farm in West Virginia Jared Teeter and his family make their way to Florida with dreams of fishing going to the beach and running their own roadside produce stand What t
  • Title: Angel City
  • Author: Patrick D. Smith
  • ISBN: 9780912760711
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Angel City By Patrick D. Smith After leaving their failed farm in West Virginia, Jared Teeter and his family make their way to Florida, with dreams of fishing, going to the beach, and running their own roadside produce stand What they find instead is a nightmare in a migrant labor camp, where they become the indentured servants of a soulless crew chief and his mindless henchmen Vacillating between hopAfter leaving their failed farm in West Virginia, Jared Teeter and his family make their way to Florida, with dreams of fishing, going to the beach, and running their own roadside produce stand What they find instead is a nightmare in a migrant labor camp, where they become the indentured servants of a soulless crew chief and his mindless henchmen Vacillating between hope and despair, Jared must stay alert and alive to rescue his own family and the prisoners around him from a life of continued degradation In the year before he wrote Angel City, Patrick Smith did what he called physical research, disguising himself and joining migrant crews as they picked whatever vegetable was in season He mentally recorded the events he encountered and wrote the novel is just a few weeks His reason for writing Angel City The first step toward eliminating injustice is to expose it, he said Angel City was made into a TV movie in 1980.
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    About "Patrick D. Smith"

    1. Patrick D. Smith

      Patrick Smith is a 1999 inductee into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, the highest and most prestigious cultural honor that can be bestowed upon an individual by the State of Florida.In May 2002 Smith was the recipient of the Florida Historical Society s Fay Schweim Award as the Greatest Living Floridian The one time only award was established to honor the one individual who has contributed the most to Florida in recent history Smith was cited for the impact his novels have made on Floridians, both natives and newcomers to the state, and for the worldwide acclaim he has received.Smith has been nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize, in 1973 for Forever Island, which was a 1974 selection of the Reader s Digest Condensed Book Club and has been published in 46 countries in 1978 for Angel City, which was produced as a Movie of the Week for the CBS television network and has aired worldwide and in 1984 for A Land Remembered, which was an Editors Choice selection of the New York Times Book Review In the 2001 The Best of Florida statewide poll taken by Florida Monthly magazine, A Land Remembered was ranked 1 Best Florida Book The novel also ranked 1 in all the polls since then Smith s lifetime work was nominated for the 1985 Nobel Prize for Literature, and since then he has received five additional nominations.In 2008 he was honored with a Literary Heritage Award at the 1st Annual Heritage Book Festival in St Augustine FLorida s Secretary of State Kurt Browning presented the award.In 1995 Patrick Smith was elected by The Southern Academy of Letters, Arts and Science for its highest literary award, The Order of the South Previous recipients include Eudora Welty, James Dickey, and Reynolds Price In 1996 he was named a Florida Ambassador of the Arts, an honor given each year by the state of Florida to someone who has made significant contributions to Florida s cultural growth In 1999 Smith was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, which is the highest and most prestigious cultural honor the state bestows upon an individual artist Prior inductees include writers Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Zora Neale Hurston, and Ernest Hemingway.In October 1990 he received the University of Mississippi s Distinguished Alumni Award and was inducted into the University s Alumni Hall of Fame In 1997, the Florida Historical Society created a new annual award, the Patrick D Smith Florida Literature Award, in his honor.Thousands of people of all ages have enjoyed his books and his talks With his new DVD, A Sense of Place, you can spend an intimate hour with this soft spoken author and gain an insight into the creative processes that resulted in his beloved books.Patrick lives in Merritt Island, Florida with his wife Iris and his beloved cats.

    684 thoughts on “Angel City”

    1. A horrifyingly depressing account of just how evil humans can be to each other, and how hopeless people can feel trapped in the cycle of migrant labor and labor camps that are like indentured servitude Set in the 1970s.


    2. Set in about 1967 so, so recently Angel City depicts life in a farming labor camp, specifically the life of Jay Teeter, his wife Cloma pregnant with their third child , and his children Kristy 15 and Bennie 8 Unable any longer to sustain life on the family s hardscrabble farm in West Virginia, Teeter sells the farm for pennies and heads for better pickings figuratively and literally in south Florida They spend most of their reserves keeping their 1960 minivan going till they get there, and after [...]


    3. Very good but sadFinished in two days, hoping for a different ending That could be another book in and of itself Love Patrick s stories and ready for another if I haven t already read then ALL


    4. Heartbreaking story of a West Virginia moving to Florida to make a better life They find themselves enslaved in a migrant workers camp Even interesting is the author, surprised that these camps still existed in the 1970s, grew a beard, wore scruffy clothes and joined the migrants No one suspected that the quiet man was actually a writer His expose of these camps served its purpose to bring about change.


    5. Angel City is about a man who thinks he s taking his family from financial ruin to new hope, in Florida, but ends up taking them into a labor camp from which there s no escape Most of us probably do not often think of such places, where one is required to pay rent and expenses, which always exceed the possibility of earning income This book set in the 60 s, near Homestead Florida, is based on Patrick Smith s Author of A Land Remembered and many other books actually, intentionally placing himself [...]



    6. Couldn t put it down This book is a must read It wraps you in immediately I didn t want it to end Great character development.


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