LOVE LETTERS IN THE DEAD LETTER OFFICE by Norah Johnson

LOVE LETTERS IN THE DEAD LETTER OFFICE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Maggie grows restless, as does anyone whose life is hovering instead of moving."" Maggie is the heroine of this first novel which can be further defined by the above-- very little moves or happens. It's a book length resurrection of her Big Daddy-- Simon Otis, a Chaplinesque man of many talents and wives now buried in Forest Lawn. Maggie too is something of a lost ghost; via Sarah Lawrence and the Village she's become a professional existentialist student in Europe until now when she tries to pick up the pieces and people connected with her father's life: her halfbrother in London; her mother, his second wife, in Massachusetts: Barney Roberts who is writing a book about the great man; and finally his analyst whom her father had intended to be hers too..... The reprise is accomplished with a certain amount of style and sophistication, but like Maggie, it just doesn't add up.

Pub Date: April 25th, 1966
Publisher: Delacorte