Books: Waterfront Pages

I COVER THE WATERFRONT—Max Miller—Button ($2.50).

Outside the windows of Reporter Miller's "studio" above the San Diego tugboat pier, sea-sophisticated seagulls flap their tapered wings, crick their necks at the oldtimer seated at his desk within. Word has passed along about him for six seagull incubations, egg to egg. He is the book editor and waterfront reporter on the San Diego Sun, Max Miller. When he thinks of how far his waterfront assignments have gotten him he feels slightly gulled himself.

Reporter Miller had aimed to novelize the waterfront characters. Six years these...

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