Adam and Natasha are Laing's children, and these snatches of conversation, jotted down during a six-year period, are...

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CONVERSATIONS WITH ADAM AND NATASHA

Adam and Natasha are Laing's children, and these snatches of conversation, jotted down during a six-year period, are intermittently revealing, touching, and uninteresting--much like conversations in other families. Unembellished and printed without explanatory or connective text, they include loving exchanges, exploratory dialogues, parent-child struggles, not-so-simple requests, diverting questions (""how long does forty minutes take?""), and a good proportion of Oedipal treasures and sibling lunges (""I've got more than Adam. . . . I've left more than Adam""). Laing is a sachem figure in many circles so Natasha's shoe problems and Adam's riddles may circulate, but without his name there's little that's special enough to warrant publication.

Pub Date: Dec. 29, 1977

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Pantheon

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1, 1977