Those who read Passions Spin the Plot will want to read this sequel. The dependence is fairly close, but not essential. This book tells the story of the ill-started love of Vridar and Neloa, and of a marriage doomed from the start by their respective temperaments and interests. A sort of modern version of Moon Calf, perhaps, for Vridar seems still very young in his passions and lack of control, in his philosophizing on life in the young. Wellsian strain, in his experimenting with sensation and the fringes of thought, and reaching disillusion almost before he has tried things out. Don't sell to customers afraid of Sex with a capital S. But for those who accept that phase, the book has singular appeal and Vardis Fisher shows distinct growth in handling his material.