THE DAUGHTER by Arthur Markowitz


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Just a ""vagrant abundance of passion""- that's Maxa, as she breaks from a traditional Jewish background and protective parents in Capetown to run through a series of defiant, degenerative experiences. Fascinated with her own attractions, and they are considerable, Maxa's first seduction is a sorry little shopkeeper; next loved by Eric, a photographer, she breaks with him to yeild to a dark-skinned half caste (he calls her ""little fig""). And then running away from home to Durban, she becomes less selective, more promiscuous in her affiliations, until a year later she is rescued from total degradation by her father, who arranges a marriage through a broker... A bedtime story which has smoldered its way up to first place as a best seller in South Africa. And as they say, nothing sexceeds like sexcess.

Pub Date: June 19th, 1951
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Young