Books: Bunions in the Bayous

HACKBERRY CAVALIER—George Sessions Perry—Viking ($2.50).

In Hackberry, Tex., the men run so fast barefoot that when they turn a flinty corner they fill the night with sparks. The old shotgun feuds keep going and the rattle of musketry at dawn is just "my folks and his'n . . . exchangin' good mornin's acrost the river." Oldest Inhabitant Grandpappy Sears dresses comfortably in nothing but cowboy boots and a suit of heavy underwear. He likes to eat in Gus Popupolis' restaurant, whose sign reads: WHERE GREEK FEEDS GREEK. Hackberry has annual huntin', shootin'...