THE OWL IN THE SUN by Leslie Kark

THE OWL IN THE SUN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The story of a women whose possession of men was matched only by her inability to be possessed, this is the broodingly intense, first person narrative of Georges Leste, Frenchman in the Turkish Levant, and his obsessive love for Erika, his German-born wife. Erika, with her assurance, her indifference, and her glamor, is able to disregard any mention of a dubious past, chooses Georges-among many- to marry, makes him overlook- even if he cannot forget- two prime sources of scandal. With the war and five years of separation, the torment of doubt and jealousy does not diminish. Returning ill, impotent, he is hospitalized, realixes that Erika is now involved with his brother, and that he must kill her before he dies.... Holding.

Pub Date: Sept. 21st, 1948
Publisher: Macmillan