A new novel takes on a little of the indecision of its characters- a group of contemporary non-conformists whose old...

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A new novel takes on a little of the indecision of its characters- a group of contemporary non-conformists whose old acquaintance or more recent association with Craig Robertson bring them together after his death. At his suicide, Craig's money, which he had never known how to spend except in a gesture of protest- in the publication of a little, little magazine, is left to Leonard Shaw, the subsidized friend of his childhood. This revives- for Shaw- old memories of the years spent with Craig- a misfit at school; the still powerful attraction to Nora, Craig's sister, and the flickering temptation of the world she offers him; the question mark of Audrey, who edited his magazine with a vehement admiration of its patron--- until finally, repudiating Nora and losing his lien on the money, Leonard returns home to Janet- and the son she has borne him... A sensitive if sardonic perspective of lives which are out of sorts- rather than at real odds, this has moments of acerb accuracy rather than any real definition.

Pub Date: March 22, 1955

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1955