ONE IS A LONESOME NUMBER by William Manners
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ONE IS A LONESOME NUMBER

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A slight, gentle and affecting story of a young couple, Ward and Peg, and their small son, as they face the inescapable imminence of death. Ward, a crime story editor for a cheap magazine and a long way from the novel he wants to write, suddenly gets a doctor's verdict of a cerebral lesion which limits his life to a question of days. These are spent in a recall of the past, the immediacy of the present, the speculations over the future for Peg- alone, and the urgency of the book which must be written for Peg, from whom all this is kept. And with the completion of the book- which is his story-Ward shares it with Peg... There's a young and catching quality to Ward and Peg to make this all the more upsetting. Some however may present this kind of emotional exploitation.

Pub Date: March 6th, 1950
Publisher: Dutton