A RESTLESS BREED by J. William Terry


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The author, who was brought up in that stretch of territory once known as the Western Reserve, has produced a kind of Spoon River Anthology- in an episodic novel- of the people on the old Reserve town of New Hartford, Ohio, a century ago. The most interesting of them, as might be expected, are the oddest, the crudest, the most violent or the most misunderstood. And Mr. Terry's journalistic background (he's a newspaper reporter) stands him in fine stead, he knows a good story when he sees one and presents it in a straightforward narrative. There is also a blunt appreciation of sex in all its marvelous variables which may make this a questionable choice for conservatives, but Terry is a writer to watch.

Publisher: World