Here's a book that will have to be sold by the enthusiasm of the individual for the book. But it is rewarding book -- a book thoroughly worth selling, and a sale to the appreciative customer should reenforce that customer's faith. Not a book for everyone -- not a book that can be pigeonholed. Provocative -- somewhat bizarre. A Hungarian, down to his last resources, -- penniless, acutely hungry, trying everything from deep sea diving to drawing caricatures which he cannot sell -- meets Anne-Claire in the Luxembourg, and for a time accepts her dream tales as reality, until he finds her out and learns that she is in the same fix he is in. Fate separates them -- he turns to another girl, only to find that she is irreplacable. Exceptionally well told with considerable wit and acumen. There's a bit of satire, occasionally drifting into farce, but it ends on a sober note. Not for the ultra-conservatives.