THE HAPPY ISLAND by Dawn Powell
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THE HAPPY ISLAND

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With the same barbed facility that marked Turn Magic Wheel the blaring, garish tempo of New York City is depicted, champagne night life in all its artificiality. A group of directionless, jaded sensation-seekers, homosexuals, short-lived celebrities, promiscuous ladies, etc., dominated by the night-club singer, Prudence Bly, drifting from one affair to the next, losing her hold on the public, thinking she could settle down in a small mid-western town only to end back on 53rd Street. Ultra-modern, lacquered, hard, and with an extraordinary worldliness and mordant wit.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1938
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart