The story is about two men who are looking for work, manual labor on a ranch or something of the like. One is clearly the leader, he is an average sized man with plans for a future and land of his own. The other is a very large and simple man who wants nothing more than to take care of the rabbits on a farm in the future. It's an interesting dynamic between the two of them. I knew almost immediately that it was going to be a sad story. I wanted it to not be, but there was no way things were going to work out for both these men. I don't want to spoil anything for you, so I won't go into too much detail. The most interesting part of this story, to me, was how the society of the Great Depression handled and accepted a man of "limited mental abilities". It's a good look into 1920's sociology.
Should you read this book? Most definitely. It's a quick read, it makes you think and you will be reminded of it every time you see a little puppy or bunny.