Westhope: Life as a Former Farm Boy
By Dean Hulse
A native of Westhope, North Dakota, Dean Hulse grew up during the 1960s and 1970s, surrounded by a vibrat agricultural community where family farms supported the small town's local economy.
In this book, Hulse draws readers into his small town childhood and adolescence, and explores the economic decline of the prairie's small towns ad the pending extinction of the family farm due to the popularization of industrialized agriculture.
Hulse weaves personal essays into a narrative of his failed attempt to take over his family farm and a strong critique of the practices and policies causing the disappearance of life on the prairie.
168 pages. Hardcover