THE GAY DESERTERS by .V.C. Bodley

THE GAY DESERTERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Imitating the South Wind formula (strange names, stranger incidents and characters), this would be a bitter picture of the ungrateful refugee if it were a better book. Of the present day international set, who find nothing to praise, everything to criticise, deride, in the country that harbors them, of the attempts to rule U. S. suburban society and the setbacks, of those who care for nothing but money or case and plan to return to their old stamping grounds only for profit as soon as they can, while carrying on their affairs -- and affaires -- in their old manner. To leaven this snobbish, selfish group, are those whose integrity brings them to aid, in what way they can, the country of their adoption and their homelands -- with money, with any kind of patriotic contribution. This does not buttress Wind in the Sahara, since it doesn't quite come off in its intent, the broad eccentricities tending toward caricature rather than satire.

Pub Date: Nov. 19th, 1945
Publisher: Creative Age