Books: She-Wolves & Bicycles

SAVAGE PLAY (381 pp.)—Paul Colin—Dutton ($3.95).

It was evening in Paris. Young François Gane and his friend Baumier were strolling along quietly when they saw the provocative form of a strange young lady walking ahead of them. "A little before they came abreast of her, Baumier with an ample movement of his arm, as if to catch a low volley ball, slapped her buttocks resoundingly." As he did so he roared: "Goddamn little chicken."

A little later—such is the long, slapping arm of coincidence in this novel—the chicken turns out to be Claude, a long-lost...

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