MANHATTAN FURLOUGH by Hiron Mayd
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MANHATTAN FURLOUGH

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Young, clean styling for an intense, impulsive love story that is just that -- and that something more that lifts it well above level. This is Sergeant Andrew Carver's story as he comes to New York to try to forget the death of his corporal for which he felt responsible. He drinks like mad the first night; he whips out at his friends in civilian life he hadn't wanted to see again; he goes on drinking until he meets Sarah -- falls in love with her -- sleeps with her and is able to forget the guilt and loneliness which had been riding him. Sarah, who'd lost her husband in the Pacific, refuses to marry him on furlough, but sends him back to camp with the past cleared and the future something to hold out for....Haydn can write (in evidence, his first novel, By Nature Free, 1943) -- and this has a direct immediacy and brevity which is very holding. Not in any way to be bracketed with Shore Leave -- this is a love story first and foremost.

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill