Books: House That Was a Home

THE WORLD OF SUZIE WONG (345 pp.] —Richard Mason—World ($3.95).

At the heart of The World of Suzie Wong lies one of the hoariest of truisms: prostitutes are people. And if its heroine, Hong Kong Suzie, is like most girls, only more so, it must at all points be remembered that she needs the money. Besides, Suzie could not help it. She had been seduced in Shanghai by her guardian uncle. She could not read and she could not write beyond spelling out her name, and even that invariably had the "z" written backwards. But she was very good at her work,...

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