THE GAMBLER TAKES A WIFE by Myron Brinig

THE GAMBLER TAKES A WIFE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A lighthearted, benevolent (or is the tongue in cheek?) story of Montana in the 1880's and a few picaresque, romantic, episodes which occurred in the town of Sage Brush at that time. Gene Helan, Boston finished, returns to Sage Brush with her new flance, Eddle, and his chaperoning spinster sister, Olga. Before long Gene realises that East is East, and that Eddle is something of a sissy. He is promptly overshadowed by Jim Jennifer, a gambler, cool, reserved, attractive. How Eddie goes back home but Olga stays to marry a preacher; the robbery of the town tart's savings; a shooting of Jim's only friend -- and his revenge thereof; and finally Gene's admission of her love for the gambler. Entertainment -- not too consequential however.

Pub Date: June 3rd, 1943
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart