and Cain went out from the presence of the lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden
I just had the pleasure of finishing East of Eden. Can I say Steinbeck is near perfection? I now must make plans to see the 1955 movie rendition in which James Dean plays the troubled Cal Trask. From looking at IMDB the movie covers the last chapter of the book slash sparatic other elements. As for the novel, Cathy is easily my favorite character and I shall miss her, Lee, and Samuel Hamilton (in that order) the most.