A sophisticated, impressionistic recalling, in the avant- grade manner, of a globe-circling career of moral vagaries' and political posturings that reads like pages from a psychiatrist's notebook. Here is a childhood colored by a girlish crush, later intensified by the phobias of homosexuality, and then a long, far-flung life of disillusionment and frustration. There are a few months as the mistress and helper of a Communist; twenty years as the submissive Chinese wife of a revolutionary Communist who betrays the cause; a short reprieve with a Nazi; and escape as the wife of a Japanese spy whom she finally turns in to the Americans in exchange for her citizenship and reentry into the United States. The intimate life of a ""Liberal"", in love and in politics, told in cold and impersonal detail, against a sketchy history of Communism of the past few decades. Pedestrian, colorless fictional memoirs which might have turned into melodrama.