ANY SMALLER PERSON by Alexander Duffield


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Realistic story of a bank clerk with a rich father who insists on his working, in a New England town, just before the bank holiday. Of his boredom with the daily grind, of his rather pallid debaucheries on the side, of his feeble efforts to pull out of the depths his charming weakling of a brother, of his futile efforts to assert himself with his domineering father; of his sordid affair with the little Polish bookkeeper, and his striving for something better in his interest in the school teacher. Good sustaining of atmosphere and character, but just misses the essential capturing of interest and sympathy. One just doesn't care what happens to any character in the book.

Pub Date: April 24th, 1935
Publisher: Loring & Mussey