THE FABULOUS PEOPLE by Robert Hubner

THE FABULOUS PEOPLE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The frayed fringe of the international circle in Tokyo while the war was in the making forms the background for a novel which is somehow odd, provocative, with a sense of the autobiographical, as an American correspondent tells the story of his love for Yuriko, the Japanese girl, whom he loses to the demands of family and country. There's a cross section of the foreign hangers on, -- Skinner, the soldier of fortune who capitalizes on Fascism in foreign centers, there's Peskar, the Turk, selling gold out of the country between jail sentences; there's Jadwiga, a white Russian, marrying for a passport; there's an Hawalian princess, an Arab, an Eurasian, a Japanese informer. A plotless novel, sprawly, episodic, but with a feel of authenticity, in sense of place and people and incident.

Pub Date: June 15th, 1942
Publisher: Knopf