Books: Heredity

THAT NICE YOUNG COUPLE—Francis Hackett — Boni, Liveright ($2.00). Floundering fearfully through the litter of spare adjectives, similes and metaphors that has been accumulating in his office for years, Critic Hackett of The New Republic and elsewhere finally gets his first novel out in the open and into sustained motion on Page 245, where childless Eleanor Byrd Beale from the Middle West is about to meet Demi-Artist Stephen Tannay from the South, fall really in love for the first time in her life and be willfully unfaithful to her husband, Lawyer Edward...

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