THE TREASURES OF DARKNESS by Cornelia Jssey

THE TREASURES OF DARKNESS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The drama opens in the last act, the setting a troop train taking Helena Honey back to the Arizona town she hates, back to a finale which seems Greek as the relentless furies spi to bitter nd the wb she has woven in her short but bitter life. It is an uneven novel, both in conception and execution. The stream of consciousness technique bogs down between incident and character recall and the setting of changing mood. Helena, glamorous older sister, has been sought out in San Francisco by her timorous younger sister because their father is held for the murder of the mother whom Helena had last seen alive. On the journey Helena reliven her memories:- her strange relationship to her father; her hatred for the mother with whom she battled silently for the father's love; her awareness of the death-in-life hold exercised over the younger children. Then Helena's departure, brief college experience, descent into the perversions and distortions of her own twisted nature- and the excesson of the '20's. An unreal, unpalatable portrait of a rebel.

Pub Date: Oct. 5th, 1953
Publisher: Noonday Press 69 Fifth Ave. New York 3