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Farming in Ohio can be a hard life in a part of the country where everyone is expected to look after his own business while asking little or no help from friends, relative or neighbors. The prevailing ethic is absolutely ruthless with what it perceives as "weaklings," and no mercy is extended to those given that label, nor should they expect any. That, anyway, is the view one old man has when his farmer son has a nervous breakdown following an auto crash which kills the son's wife and injures him pretty badly. When the "weakling" gets out of the hospital, he has a pretty rough time of it, what with the icy reception his father gives him. However, it is even more difficult for the man's son, who has feared for his father's life. This sometimes harrowing independently produced story received good reviews as a balanced, skillfully made and well-acted drama. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi