The bestselling author has recreated a day in the life of an amnesiac. From his awakening on a Central Park bench at dawn...

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BUDDWING

The bestselling author has recreated a day in the life of an amnesiac. From his awakening on a Central Park bench at dawn until the same time the next morning, Buddwing discovers himself through New York City and an interrupted series of flashbacks that supply everything but his full identity. Buddwing (a name borrowed from a Budweiser beer truck and birds) is thirtyish and then some. He is also very good looking. Perhaps this accounts for the more incredible of his sexual encounters during the day. A disturbed and compulsively promiscuous post-adolescent takes him into her athletic bed. (All this and amnesia, too?) After a day and a night that carries him East side, West side, all around the Town up to and including a fabulous crap game in Harlem, Buddwing momentarily remembers who he is and what it is he's running from -- a suicided wife and her funeral -- and then mercifully forgets again. Here's an old Joan Crawford movie recast for Cary Grant by an author whose name sells books that turn into screen plays.

Pub Date: May 4, 1964

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1964

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