THE DARK WAY TO THE PLAZA by Hope Hale Davis

THE DARK WAY TO THE PLAZA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Eight short to longer stories, somewhere between domesticated and sophisticated at the Harper's Bazaar or Redbook level and all of them are attractively representative and recognizable within this frame of reference. In the title story, a wife who wants her husband to have a resurgent romantic experience which Will supply something long vanished from their marriage, monitors the logistics of his affair with his secretary; a Dream Maid, an older woman with perfect attributes met by chance on a train, also reveals herself in a terrifying and predatory fashion; a husband comes home from the wars to a young girl's Commencement and she panics before she opts for a different kind of future with him; etc. etc. The stories have ease rather than style and are high class under the hair drier reading.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1968
Publisher: Doubleday