EDEN PRAIRIE by Frederick Manfied

EDEN PRAIRIE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another farmland frolic of no discernible literary merit by an author who has been throwing out such chaff for some time now, also under the pseudonym of Feike Feikema Karen lost her mother at the age of eleven, was adopted by the kindly Hamiltons when Father moved westward. Although plagued by her foster mother's anxieties concerning Karen's belated physiological flowering, and a doctor's routine but startling investigation, Karen graduates honorably from school in the class of 1907. Taking up teaching, Karen is constantly assaulted by evidences of licentious sporting all around, but meets Kon, another teacher, who shies away from carnal galas, and the two pair in a Platonic marriage. Nature triumphs, however. After the suicide of Kon's brother Brant (who was jealous of his brother's love for another). Karen loses her baby (having finally made Kontact), but reaches a deeper understanding of marriage. The author spends too little time untangling, Karen and Kon and prefers, apparently, to snicker amongst the privies. Erskine Caldwell in the wheat fields --mulhing.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1968
Publisher: Trident