A bauble, modish rather than mod, which begins with the surprise party given Gerald Constant on his thirtieth birthday by his loving if remote wife Sappho. The party is quite a bash and Gerald wakes up with his old friend, Fiona, and without Sappho who flies to the U.S. with a pop actor, Nik, to be seen in the buff in a Total Theatre production. Gerald (recovering rather remarkably from a coronary) and Fiona follow them to New York, and still further to Ankara, Teheran and India, the tour providing some smoky vistas of the flower children and their grass. Mr. Crosby, after his reconciliation scene, doesn't quite know what to do with the apparently nicer Fiona, appends another kind of lady and a tiger finish. . . . To be read for what it is--attractive Absurdia.