IT TAKES TWO TO MAKE A WIFE by Louise Braden

IT TAKES TWO TO MAKE A WIFE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Terse, modern, cryptic presentation of an ingrown, psychologically awry family smothered in hatred and power and weakness at odds. Blend a bit of O'Neill with some Freud and some Joyce -- and you'll have it. There's Craig, the father, who had won and lost the girl he loved, the daughter of the cook, and whose manuscript was burned out of vindictiveness by his mother-in-law after the girl's death; there is the good-for-nothing son who had cost his mother her life; there is Craig's sister who keeps a hold over her nephew by feeding him alcohol; there is Tim's wife, a Russian girl who is up against the aunt's jealousy. It is all a bit morbid, a bit decadent.

Pub Date: Jan. 20th, 1940
Publisher: Modern Age