HIGH NOON by C.P. Lee

HIGH NOON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In an Arkansas town, Leonard Pace, his mother's favorite, decides early that he ""is different"", that the home town is a place to break away from, while his brother, equally early, finds his bent and pursues it exclusively and independently, Leonard's years at college in Virginia have intensified his desire for an independent, impersonal life, but on his father's death, his mother decrees that he remain at home and take over his father's real estate business. A girl -- town incidents -- the business itself open up to him the possibility of a good life even in a static small town, and the shell of Leonard's selfish soul cracks...Good characterization, understanding, direct writing keep this from being the usual muddled intellectual adventuring.

Pub Date: Oct. 26th, 1943
Publisher: Macmillan