Hardlucky is a broomhandle-nosed Basque peasant type whose fortunes go from sorry to grotesque as he burns down his own...

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HARDLUCKY

Hardlucky is a broomhandle-nosed Basque peasant type whose fortunes go from sorry to grotesque as he burns down his own house, is stabbed by a blind man's cane and is even persecuted in his dreams. Then he meets an old man who gives him some encouraging advice: ""You are not unlucky at all. . . . Only stupid."" So Hardlucky pulls himself together, starts to ""pay attention"" and learns to make great omelettes -- and, voila!, he is transformed into a wealthy restaurateur. Krahn seems for once to have found a hero who's a suitable object for his sophisticated wit, and the result is a pleasingly tart concoction that requires no specialized tastes.

Pub Date: March 20, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Lippincott

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1973