THE HERMIT PLACE by Mark Schorer


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A modern novel of two marriages, both warped by memory of a dead man, and influenced in different ways. The author delves deeply into the emotional subterranea of his men and women, and the result has a psychological adroitness, while as a novel it is tenuous and sometimes static. Two sisters love the same man, an aviator who dies on the day of the younger sister's wedding to another man. Her older sister carries his child, and is torn by her sense of guilt towards her husband. And the younger learns to love the man she has married, while he cannot put aside his feeling about the dead aviator. Twisted, tortured emotionalism, intelligently handled.

Pub Date: June 3rd, 1941
Publisher: Random House