FICTION: No Inhibitions

WELCOME HOME—Alice Duer Miller—Dodd Mead ($2). To compete with the fictional vogue for neuroses, stream-of-thought, documentary realism, Alice Duer Miller has done two novelettes, each with an actual plot: introduction, climax, denouement, elements as gratifying as they are oldfashioned.

One midnight, Bentham returns, not very "Welcome Home" from six years of South America, lets himself into his boyhood brownstone house, where not even the Irish caretaker is stirring. Memories of his late irascible father haunt him as he climbs to his old room which is filled with prep-school photos and trophies and...

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