A IKENESS TO VOICES by Mary avage

A IKENESS TO VOICES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Stanley Withers, out of an advertising job, returns home to his wife, Jessica, on Tommy, and cat Rasputin (who alternates as narrator here)- all e.s.p.ecially endowed although Stanley is the last to know just what is going on right in his own backyard where Rasputin dies and is transferred to the body of a squirrel. Nor does he realize that Jessica, his loving wife, has been raised by her aunt Persephone as one of the special company of witches who now induct young Tommy in the fine art of herbs and spells and poisons. But although able to exorcise the malevolent Persephone, Stanley is forced to compromise with Jessica's arcane pursuits and to permit his love for her to overcome his doubts.... Mrs. Savage is not one of the Grand Wizards of the Literary Night Riders (Shirley Jackson, for example) and some of her fantasy is grounded by workaday writing. Still, as a Halloween story for adults, it is cheerful entertainment.

Pub Date: March 18th, 1963
Publisher: Dodd Mead- Torquil Press