This may appeal only to a limited market. Certainly not to your conservatives. But it is extraordinarily well done, and redeemed from being too wholly of the earth earthy by the character of the central figure, Alf. Suggests Frances Frost's Innocent Summer and Emgene O'Neill's Desire Under The Elms. The setting is a rural community on the New York-Connecticut line. Written in stream of consciousness manner, but not too self-consciously so.