THE LEMMINGS by Charity Blackstock


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Miss Blackstock, whose minor but persuasive talent seems to adjust itself to any genre, abandons entertainment per se for a modern novel in an English town where Todd Murray, a teacher of English in a small commercial college, deals with two kinds of hopeless situations. On the one hand his wife Tracy (still under thirty) is dying, nearly dead, of cancer and--while they are sometimes querulously, sometimes courageously realistic about it--her death threatens to submerge him as well. On the other hand there's Miss Diya Audu, his African student, who is being victimized by Timperley who runs the college

Pub Date: June 23rd, 1969
Publisher: Coward-McCann