Books: White-Collar Faust

THE SECOND FACE (182 pp.)—Marcel Aymé—Harper ($2.50).

Until one fateful afternoon, Raoui Cerusier was just another middle-aged Frenchman. He was crowding 40, the owner of a broad, flat, commonplace face; full-blooded but rather proud of the fact that, give or take a little, he had always been true to his wife, a devoted father, and a hard worker at his lead business. Then, of a sudden, pretty women who had never wasted a glance on Raoul Cerusier began to look at him with every sign of intense interest. Without his having felt so much as...

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