Description is exactly "Parchment goatskin with thin, leather onlays, manipulated and mapped over subtle, paper-clay modeling of the book boards to heighten the effects of land erosion. Hand embroidered silk headbands, edge decoration with pastel pigment blended with veining from the teal green to dusty gold, marbled paper by Catherine Levine, gold leather doublures. This is a story of an Oklahoma farming family in the Great Depression struggling to survive the environmental disaster of the 1930s Dust Bowl. Billowing dust storms invade the dry landscape. It is a time of great political upheaval, as corporations take over foreclosures and farmers abandon their known way of life. The design reflects the eroding fertility of the land transitioning to dust driving a desperate migratory force into the unknown. It is the clash of fear, anger, greed, power, and hope."