John Waggoner is quite unconcerned and only fitfully attentive during the trial taking place in which he is the defendant --...

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John Waggoner is quite unconcerned and only fitfully attentive during the trial taking place in which he is the defendant -- on what charge? Randomly events of the past take greater precedence: his orderly life as a clerk in an office and return home to kippers, telly and a wife Agnes who takes good care of him. But Agnes dies suddenly from one meal to the next and her father, bedridden, is left on his hands which seem unfit for any menial job in the clammy old house where he lives except perhaps one... A knowing and quite sad view of existence by rote and by default -- something different in the genre and quite exact in its execution.

Pub Date: Dec. 1, 1972

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1, 1972