Decoin, a French journalist who wrote a love story scriptlet in 1971 called Laurence, has now vaguely retold the story of...

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ABRAHAM OF BROOKLYN

Decoin, a French journalist who wrote a love story scriptlet in 1971 called Laurence, has now vaguely retold the story of Abraham and Sarah and Hagar and pinned ii to the building of the Brooklyn Bridge. An unlikelier junction than the pylon and the span. Anyway Abraham of Brooklyn and Mina his wife take in a young girl Kate, a thief on the run, and he lets her stay and wear Mina's red dress -- thinking of her as his ""little girl"" and more (without the justification of his Biblical forebear). He's injured, and almost paralyzed, and then they head west -- Abraham and Sarah and Mina -- although he never forgets some of the original dream of the bridge or the ""Sabaoth"" as an ""organized multitude."" The vision included, this is of the utmost simplicity and whereas M. Decoin has received one of those organized multitudinous prizes the French award annually, it is hard to conceive of a readership here.

Pub Date: Jan. 1, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Knopf

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1973