The War generation comes of age -- this is the theme of a sincere and sometimes biting novel of modern life, with its disillusionment and its failures. And the age is seen through the inter-relationships of a closely knit little group, four men who had served together during the War, and to whom the memory of the fifth of their group who died, symbolized the ideals of their youth. In swiftly moving panorama, one gets throwbacks to the past, the collapse of their hopes, the fallacies on which their emotional lives were built, the ironic acceptance of the present. Friendship is the finest thing in their lives and they accept experience with a certain wry humor. A challenging sort of story, which the thoughtful reader will enjoy. Background -- Boston, Chicago, New York, Not for the avid novel hound, but many of your customers will like it.