CENTRAL PARK UNDERGROUND by Maxwell E. Siegel

CENTRAL PARK UNDERGROUND

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A harmless little confection, which might make a restful popcorn saga at a summer cinema palace a love idyll in Central Park. Lovely Lynn and mother Sally, originally from Alabama, support themselves by fortune telling. Self-styled gypsies, the ladies luxuriate during the summer in Central Park, dwelling in a room beneath the weather station and selling filched fish for seal-feeding, while subsisting on vegetables raised by a former burglar friend who has mini-gardens throughout the park. Taken in by the winning pair is George, a temporary amnesiac. Deep in a lucrative scheme with his new friends (including ""El Greco"" who has a fine collection of stolen paintings from the Metropolitan Museum) to forge trading stamps, journalist George finally recovers his identity. Stand-offs follow, but all ends peacefully and respectably upstate. Heavy-handed in the telling but a pleasant scenario.

Pub Date: Oct. 7th, 1968
Publisher: Walker