A PEAK IN DARIEN by

A PEAK IN DARIEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Up from prep school -- Fish Flying Through Air (1957)-this is a somewhat satirical postgraduate view of desire in Darien, Connecticut, where in addition to a May and mid-August romance, some marriages are shaken up with the martinis. Notably this deals with Maynard Wallace ""Wink"" Marshall, a television newscaster, widowed, and 42, and his instant attraction to affair to marriage with the girl next door (young enough to be his daughter), Virginia. This also mingles with Patsy, her mother, not old enough to take this lightly, particularly since she fraternizes with bearded proteges from the media; and Sickle, Virginia's father and Wink's very good friend; and another set of neighbors who are scratched by Patsy before the nuptials are concluded. The novel, as does Wink, commutes to New York and the smart world of television; the contemporary patter is advanced; and the situations are intimate to suggestive- although one is left with the final impression that busy hands do not make light work.

Pub Date: Sept. 9th, 1960
Publisher: Putnam