REPEAT PERFORMANCE by William O'Farrell

REPEAT PERFORMANCE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

New York nightmare, fast, alcoholic, neurotic, in which an actor relives a bad year in flashback. He is Barney, whose wife Sheila is a crazy drinker, a borderline psycho, and involved with a cheap playwright. But out of loyalty Barney stands by Sheila, refuses to give in to his love for another girl, and watches Sheila drink herself blind on wood alcohol, fall to pieces mentally and suicide. Barney, unhinged by all this, strangles the girl he loves in a momentary fit of unreason. Somewhat of a hangover of the screwball twenties, feverish, this catches interest as these things can.

Pub Date: Nov. 12th, 1942
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin