A somewhat self-conscious and attitudinizing style which interferes with a story that might carry if more directly told. The aim is certainly toward the intellectuals. Query -- does that ""cult"" actually buy books? The story of a man who rebels against the conventional painting his wife has imposed upon him -- rebels against his wife -- and runs away with a girl he loves. They have stormy sailing before they find an ""anchor"" in the child she bears him. Fair.