ALL OUR YESTERDAYS by Joseph Weeks

ALL OUR YESTERDAYS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A few months in the life of Chris Weed will introduce you to a young man on the make whose only asset is assurance, and if you go along with him- it will largely be out of curiosity to see how far a glib tongue can take him. Ducking out of a home where a querulous mother keeps up a steady line of complaint, skinning through to graduate from a parochial high school, Chris then manages to talk himself into a job as a radio announcer on the local station, and is picked up by Marilyn who manages to make herself not only accessible but unavoidable. Fired after a few weeks, Chris is even more anxious to get away as Marilyn's demands increase, and he finally lands a job in Detroit. His attempts to break with Marilyn are ineffectual- particularly after she finds that she is pregnant and follows him, but finally she agrees to an abortion. Fired again, thrown out by his mother, and finally abandoned by Marilyn who has been slow to recognize that he will never marry her, he is at least free- and heads on toward Chicago... All of this experience, unedifying as it is, is faithfully recorded- but there will be few whom it will attract.

Pub Date: June 20th, 1955
Publisher: Rinehart