Ross Lockridge Jr., a Great American Tragedy
In 1948, Ross Lockridge Jr. died by suicide in Bloomington just months after his best-selling novel, Raintree County
, was published. In 2014, Doug Storm interviewed two of Lockridge’s sons for Interchange
, his show on WFHB. Here, Storm writes about the sons’ conflicting opinions on the suicide and the assessment of Raintree County
as the Great American Novel. Click here to read the full story.