THE THIRTY-FIRST OF FEBRUARY by Julian Symons

THE THIRTY-FIRST OF FEBRUARY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A quite expert study in deterioration, this follows the aftermath of the death of Anderson's wife as it affects his conscience rather than his heart. Through the days of embarassing errors at his advertising office, of inexplicable reminders of her death which plague him, to the nights which bring no release as he seeks out easy women, this follows through to the mental breakdown deliberately provoked by the police. Sharpened by satire, this is cold, precise, pitiless.

Pub Date: Jan. 31st, 1950
Publisher: Harper