ACT OF DARKNESS by John Peale Bishop

ACT OF DARKNESS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Tidewater Virginia in the nineties -- a strange case of criminal assult, charged by a young woman against the husband of a friend -- and the effect of all that the trial uncovers on the sensitive boy whose story this chiefly is. It is not a pleasant book, nor one for your squeamish readers. A study in adolescent psychology, with rather extreme measures used to awaken his sexual instincts, by the uncle who later comes to trial. A limited market.

Pub Date: March 5th, 1935
Publisher: Scribner