An Atlantic crossing, aboard the rather battered Lady Cunnington, rearranges and redirects the lives of a small group of...

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An Atlantic crossing, aboard the rather battered Lady Cunnington, rearranges and redirects the lives of a small group of passengers and particularly that of Robert Rettner. A concert pianist, deprived of his career by an accident, Rettner is in a very dour frame of mind but there are other derelicts as well; Monica Fisher, music critic, who has just lost her husband; Mrs. Matterson, a psychic; Mr. T., an alcoholic; a mad steward and a musical stewardess. By the end of the crossing, Rettner has become sufficiently disengaged from his own loss and involved with these others to renew his interest in the future which Mrs. Matterson- in a trance- assures him will return him to music.... An odd lot indeed, their rather notional conversation and conduct does not neutralize a prosaic situation.

Pub Date: March 13, 1957

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: John Day

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1957