WHAT SHALL I CRY by Anne Binkley


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The story's the thing and it's unremittingly readable--partly because it's high in emotional amperage, and partly because Mrs. Binkley tells it in a sufficiently allusive and inferential manner to keep the pages turning. Quickly. And also because Delia Johnston, who is on trial for having murdered her lover Harry Scythe, has a natural innocence which makes her easy to exploit. As she has been in this messy scene which includes her husband Albie, a multimillionaire but born ""hard and flat,"" Harry--a gas station attendant who does love her but hasn't a moral muscle in his attractive body, and Lenni the child she had had illegitimately and could never acknowldege..... Generically, it is melodrama and it's quite a script (could end up as a scenario). It certainly commits a sympathetic interest from beginning to end and should find a susceptible audience.

Pub Date: Feb. 28th, 1967
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World