Books: Home to the He-Wolf

CALL OUT THE MALICIA (181 pp.)—John Anthony West—Dutton ($3.95).

An aversion to everyday American life drove John Anthony West to the Spanish island of Ibiza, and West's first collection of short stories may convince other Americans that they should go as far. West has a way of making American amusements seem as pleasant as murder—which would be standard fare from an angry young author were it not so hilarious. For West writes in a borderland between horror and humor that leaves a reader laughing and shuddering at the same time.

What could be more fun than a boys' summer camp? West turns it...

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