O, HUGE ANGEL by Howard Baer


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Despite the publisher's rather statuesque claims- ""The stark inevitability of Greek drama""- this story of terror and violence chiefly communicates distaste, relies for its fury on profane expostulation. This tells of an inarticulate Negro, Mark, as he witnesses the murder of a fellow seaman (a fairy), is sure that he will be the one accused, and driven and crazed by fear- runs from the police in San Francisco, panics before his Captain, and later faces pursuit and death in Panama where he jumps ship. There's a certain primitive-poetic intention here (tautological in technique), but in any case the book is not for a popular (and certainly not for a public library) following.

Pub Date: May 23rd, 1949
Publisher: Roy