- Of Mice and Men [Steinbeck]
"Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don't belong no place... With us it ain't like that. We got a future."
Set against the backdrop of the Great Depression, Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck's story follows two migrant ranch hands that form an unusual bond amid a lifestyle of hard labour and intense loneliness. Lennie, a simple-minded giant, and tough-talking George dream of settling in a place they could at last call home, where they could tend rabbits and "live off the fat of the land".