Books: Prairie Giraffe

THE PRIMITIVE (460 pp.)—Feike Feikema—Doubleday ($3.50).

Feike Feikema fits the large scale. His publishers think it relevant that he is 6 ft. 9 in. tall and the eldest of six brothers, all over 6 ft. 4. He has already written several sprawling novels of his native Sioux country which stirred the hayseed in many a city heart and established him as a prose bard of the tall corn. Now he plans a triple-decker to be called World's Wanderer, of which The Primitive is Part One.

The striking thing about Feikema's hero Thurs Wraldson, a poor boy from an orphan farm, was his great...

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