With considerable conversation, much of it communicating a rather shrill desperation, this narrows down to a few weeks in...

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AN EDGE OF LIGHT

With considerable conversation, much of it communicating a rather shrill desperation, this narrows down to a few weeks in the life of James Hammill, news service correspondent, as he is affected in his man-of-good-will-world-outlook by the precarious situation, vis a vis Russia, in his personal life by the death of a friend in China. A ""wire service battle boy who had heard too many things explode too near"", Jim's days are darkened by the Russian movement of troops into Iran, by Steve's deliberately sought death which leaves Lila, his wife, in Jim's care. The old desire for Lila, whom he had once loved, is finally balanced off by Derry- Jim's wife- who keeps their marriage secure, helps Jim to see the ""edge of light"" in a world overwhelmed by war... A little of the peripheral glamor of the newspaper world here, alcoholic and sexological, but otherwise a little frayed.

Pub Date: Jan. 3, 1948

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Little, Brown (A.M.P.)

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1948