DULL THE SHARP EDGE by Nllen March

DULL THE SHARP EDGE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Again (Drink to the Hunted was her first) this is a story of a displaced person and the emotional dislocation of mixed backgrounds -- handled with intelligent sensitivity, perhaps somewhat tremulous for a popular public. This tells of Stephanie, whose German mother, Marianne, was always an alien in America, who returned to Germany, remarried and kept Stephanie there for eight years. On her return to her father in America, Stephanie is as always the victim of her past, shy, submissive, inseoure. She lives in the bohemia of Greenwich Village, she witnesses the dissolution of her private world when her father, weak, mercurial, marries again; when word comes that her mother and step-brother have died; and when first Christian Thiel, then MacGregor go away. But ultimately Christian returns to give her the stability she needs....A femininely felt interpretation of personal confusion, this is somewhat fastidious for rentals, and somewhat unassured for sales.

Pub Date: July 7th, 1947
Publisher: Dutton