Trapped in her parents' world of unpaid bills and cocktail parties, Phoebe escapes at last by taking a job in New York City. A fund-raising office offers confusion and frustration,-- and distance, which enables Phoebe to see the Westport whirl with more insight. She moves to the city. The sole attraction in Westport, a very young struggling artist, picks up canvas, brushes and clothes and follows the independent less. Most characters and situations are realistic enough, but teenagers fresh from high school will not often find jobs (in all likelihood) as unusual or interesting as Phoebe's. By the author of Mrs. Darling's Daughter (1962, p. 634, J-192).