ONE TOUCH OF NATURE And Other Stories by B.J. Chute

ONE TOUCH OF NATURE And Other Stories

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a baker's dozen of short stories by the sort of storyteller who can satisfy the demands of the big slicks (10 of these have had prior exposure in such as Good Housekeeping, McCall's, Redbook and S.E.P.) and yet command attention beyond that well known audience. B.J. Chute has an instinct for the significant incidental and particular success with the confrontation of youth and age. For instance, the title story, in which a formal father and his reserved young son struggle to communicate while on an impulsively planned, disastrously uncomfortable camping trip, is full of humor and optimism -- two unfailing features of the author's work. In Come of Age, a young boy almost comes to grips with the idea of eternity -- almost but not quite-- because he is still young enough to shift his daydream/playdream. Technically proficient and then some...

Pub Date: April 12th, 1965
Publisher: Dutton