I liked The Wind Blew West. I think this is a better book, although more loosely constructed, less sharply focussed. Old Amon Hall, a character in the earlier book, has tried to extend his control over everyone within his reach, and this is the story of his grandson's efforts to escape and to find himself. First Paris -- the Riviera Paris again; the art world; abortive love affairs -- and finally marriage to a girl chance met under strange circumstances, who tries to help him stand out against his grandfather's dominance when they return to Texas, and almost wrecks their marriage on the rock of new America versus old. A vigorous story -- good reading. Should have a wider market than the earlier book, which was definitely Texan in appeal.