Books: Wishful Worker

CRANBERRY RED—E. Garside—Little, Brown ($2.50).

Wherever workers forgather, you may hear someone relate how he told the boss where to get off. Such wishful yarns are rarely believed but rarely challenged. A number of proletarian romances, realistic enough at first glance, have much the same ring about them. Latest is Cranberry Red, a story laid in a Cape Cod cranberry cannery and the surrounding bogs. The scenery is authentic and picturesque, the language lusty, the story lively. But the author puts too many over on the boss.

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