A story of three young people and a first emotional experience is also shared in the telling by Miri, who has just come from...

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MIRI

A story of three young people and a first emotional experience is also shared in the telling by Miri, who has just come from Greece, Lexy- her cousin, and Josh Bigelow-Lexy's roommate at college. So that the narrative- in three parts-hot only this period of about a year but also the at first casual, and then increasingly intense progression of their feelings for each other- and particularly of Miri's attraction to Lexy. For while Josh offers Miri a gentle devotion, it is Lexy who afire stronger feelings- Lexy who is offhand, arrogant, volatile and who cultivates an aura of wickedness since he has run away from home, gambles, and boasts of other worldly indulgences. The sequence ends as they all return to college and Miri, knowing that Lexy will grow away from her, gives him up.... A first novel presumably, this has an unassuming sincerity and a differentiated setting in its Greek-American background.

Pub Date: April 15, 1957

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Pantheon

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1957