A sometimes subtle, sometimes savage examination of the ruinous relationship between a woman and three men, of the enigmatic...

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THE WARS OF LOVE

A sometimes subtle, sometimes savage examination of the ruinous relationship between a woman and three men, of the enigmatic and equivocal elements of love- and possession, this feeds on the expectant disaster in an impossible situation and is inevitably compelling. As told by Grant Norman, this is the story of Daniel Ford, Milly- his wife, and Freddie- their friend, all of whom had shared their summers in their youth. It is Grant who finds them some years later in New York- still together; Dan has experienced the dreadful accident in which he lost his parents- and his stability- and Milly has married him and with Freddy, as custodian, provides a vitiating overprotection. Within the close, closed circle of their friendship Grant is quick to see that while Milly belongs to all of them- she belongs to no one; his affair with her does not survive her too easy endearments and evasions; his realization that Dan is slowly sickening in his imprisonment prompts him to try and remove Freddy- but he fails; and his last attempt to save Dan results in the act of violence which completes his destruction.... Schorer writes with intelligence and feeling, and his drama- while perhaps not important- is intimate and immediate.

Pub Date: March 16, 1954

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Publisher: McGraw-Hill

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1954