Books: Peasant-Citizen

HUNKY—Thames Williamson—Coward-McCann ($2.50).

Jencic, gigantic, untidy prototype of all Slav immigrants in the U. S., lives in fat little Mrs. Posilipo's lodging house and works in a bakery. So does handsome Teena, representing the Latins. Her lips and dress are red. Her eyes and teeth flash against the swarthy background of her skin. Jencic, in a big, slow, dumb, serf-like way, wants her. Because the girls at the bakery dared her to, she took Jencic's hand one day and told him she liked him. When he humbly tries to follow this up, she...

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