Books: Adults Are Barfy

WHERE TKE BOYS ARE (239 pp.)—Glendon Swarthout—Random House ($3.50).

Short of doubled tuition fees, nothing could cause more hooraw among parents of college youth than Author Swarthout's new novel. The book is a comical and exuberantly exaggerated investigation of a subject most parents prefer not to think about: what the children are up to. The specific occasion of misbehavior that has caught Swarthout's attention is a phenomenon as awesome and baffling as the return of the swallows to Capistrano—the swarming of the chug-a-lugs to Fort Lauderdale. Each year during spring vacation, some 20,000 lager-fueled collegians take over the Florida beach town. Few...

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