STRAIGHT PASSAGE by Nancy Dught

STRAIGHT PASSAGE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Report repeated from the March 1, 1961 bulletin, when scheduled for earlier publication, as follows: ""Camille Singer, making a way stop in Tangler en route home to New Orleans from Madrid, meets Joseph Krim, an emancipated, educated Moroccan, and for Camille it is first love at first sight. Offered a job to teach in an American school, she delays her return home, marries Joseph. But there are many ambiguous areas in their marriage: her failure to meet his family and friends save for his mother, imprisoned in a harem in the Casbah; Joseph's refusal to discuss with her an offer of a better job (actually he is living off her), his disappearances- evenings; and finally the materialization of his 'Number One Wife', whom he claims to have divorced, and their son. Camille leaves if only for a few days, during which she is able to reconcile the divergence of their worlds and return to his with greater trust and tolerance... A first novel has a semi-sweet seriousness and sympathy, but gains most of its interest from its seemingly authentic, unveiled view of a modernizing, westernizing Moslem world.

Pub Date: March 8th, 1962
Publisher: Coward-McCann