PASS THROUGH MANHATTAN by Richard Wormser

PASS THROUGH MANHATTAN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

It has its good moments -- though it is uneven, this New York panorama of characters, problems, lives, of big people and little people, told with a focus that shifts from person to person. A crosstown bus accident serves as catalytic agent, to precipitate the lives of the passengers into new channels. Their paths cross and recross after the accident; some win through to a degree of freedom, others are caught even more closely in the web against which they struggle. There's a young engineer; there is a nurse with a scandal in her past; there's the wife of a Nazi sympathizer; there's a career man who is on the upgrade but gets smacked down; there's a Negro police detective; there's an unsavory builder who stages a comeback; there's a hack writer who finds it grist to his mill; there's an unbalanced girl who goes on the town.

Pub Date: Sept. 25th, 1940
Publisher: Morrow