Books: The Perverted Village

ONLY ONE STORM—Granvllle Hicks—Macmillan ($2.75).

This is a timely description of the evolution, habits, hopes and hates of a long-neglected U.S. fauna, the intelligentsiac lefties. It is probably the most readably realistic novel yet written about them, because humorless Author Hicks takes these strange creatures almost as seriously as they take themselves. For the same reason, it is one of the funniest.

Hero of Only One Storm is Canby Kittredge, village boy from Pendleton in the Berkshires, who made good as a Manhattan advertising executive only to realize at last that advertising is a...

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