Any Dutch aunt will tell you that it won't do to kind of slapdash together a second book on the success of the first (The...

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DUTCH UNCLE

Any Dutch aunt will tell you that it won't do to kind of slapdash together a second book on the success of the first (The Man Who Love Cat Dancing) although Miss Durham's touch is still wide open and easy even if she hasn't got much to apply it to. The uncle is an old cardshark and gunslinger, toting two Mexican younsters instead of a gun (left on his hands by a whore) to the town of Arredondo where he escapes the good influence -- as he did once before -- of Carrie Hand and manages to hang out in saloons, sleep in the jailhouse, and live on beans and beer until one of the kids is run over by a mule wagon and the real father turns up and Carrie saves him from the fate worse than death he has been enjoying in the local cantina. A convivial, to be sure, story of a flimflam man which rides on out on sentiment but that's about the most you can make of it.

Pub Date: Sept. 12, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1973