AMIGO by Whitman Chambers

AMIGO

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Straight Hemingway derivative with Key West setting and characters with no health in them. There's Jimmie, brooding on his divorce which has intensified the drinking which was its cause; there's Leona, sultry and sulphurous, now his mistress and companion on his yawl; there's Phyllis, alcoholic divorcee, in love with Jimmie and trying to keep him from meeting Tony, who had fought for Loyalist Spain and was in trouble with the authorities; and there are sundry minor figures, none of them ""good companions"". Some flesh-peddling, some good close-knit scenes, a handful of economically drawn characters -- and you have this in the groove.

Publisher: Howell, Soskin