CAR-CRAZY GIRL by Hila Coleman


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With sherry-tippling superficial parents what can a girl do (in commuter's Connecticut) but turn to her red sports car for solace? At first it brings escape, then self-expression in speed, but its last role is destruction: having downed several unaccustomed highballs in anguish at seeing her estranged boyfriend turned away from her graduation party by her father, Dina goes joy-riding and kills her drunk escort, injures herself. From destruction, resurrection of the romance with long-lost and muchbemoaned Stan, meaningful protest against her parent's empty alcoholism-Dina admits she was drunk, is sentenced to three months in jail. With grousing about rules (why can't we wear our hair long, etc.) with shallow friendships and personalities, the tone shows the adolescent at her impotently, meaninglessly rebellious worst. Even in Darien it can't be that bad.

Pub Date: Sept. 20th, 1967
Publisher: Morrow