Nathan fantasy-formula, without the Nathan charm, rarely more than wistful, this uses a deliberate innocence and unreality...

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THE PALE BLONDE OF SANDS STREET

Nathan fantasy-formula, without the Nathan charm, rarely more than wistful, this uses a deliberate innocence and unreality for the love story of Katie, a pale blonde with a lovely voice, and Johnny, the sailor she picked up on Sands Street in Brooklyn, and never forgot. Here is the one day they have to spend together; they breakfast at the Waldorf, go to Central Park, and later -- in Katie's room -- they quarrel, and because of an Irish lucky piece, Johnny disappears. This is the story of Katie's search -- of the illusion of her appearance aboard ships in strange places which becomes common legend -- and finally, when she finds him suffering from loss of memory, her reappearance supplies the impetus to persuade him to return to his own identity. Tenuous.

Pub Date: Feb. 18, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Viking

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1946