The hopped up, hopped up nighttime world of hot music, and its accessory lants-gambling, liquor and women, setting the story...

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DUPRES BLUES

The hopped up, hopped up nighttime world of hot music, and its accessory lants-gambling, liquor and women, setting the story for Dupree- who has a weakness for all of these. Playing in a small band in a small town down South, Dupree, northerner heads for trouble naturally as he takes money- and Betty- a singer, off of Steve By Betty, with not much voice but shapelier qualifications, plays Dupree for what she get- a diamond ring, goes to bed with him- but not exclusively, brings him peace of mind. And here is Dupree' decrescendo, as luck goes against him at the table, as loses its booking, as- unable to meet the payments on Betty's ring, Durpee kills, and is killed... Once again the frenzy, the fascination of this particular world- but without the distinction of Young Man With a Horn.

Pub Date: March 17, 1948

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Knopf

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1948