THE CHINA RUN by Neil Paterson


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The author of last year's Behold Thy Daughter with a collection of short stories which display a direct and honest narrative talent, few private subtleties and some readily communicable sympathies. There is admiration for Christian West, in the title story, a 19th century girl who when taken on the open seas mastered navigation, assumed command of her husband's ship as well as the rough characters she confronted; a touch of tragedy in the story of a circus midge who fell in love with a girl; a broad, bravado humor in the Spaniard passionate about his pigeons, his wine and his women; a nasty edge for the final rites of an actress; a show of gallantry for the gesture of a bullfighter in Fascist Spain; and a winsome story of two boys, a grim grandfather, and the ""babby"" they hid in the woods... There is however not a sure audience for this medium.

Pub Date: Jan. 26th, 1950
Publisher: Random House