Books: Of Apes & Men

HACKENFELLER'S APE (177 pp.)—Brophy — Random House ($2.75).

Well might sensitive Percy act apologetic, ashamed and guilty. He and Edwina seemed perfectly mated, but Percy refused to mate. He was in love with her yet left her unfulfilled. For weeks poor Edwina tried every device in her varied repertoire, but she could not heat the simmering Percy to an honest boil. Edwina iked. Percy brooded. It was an intolerable situation for an Anthropopithecus Hirsutus Africanus, or, in plain English an ape.

Percy, a Hackenfeller's Ape,* is the subject of British Author Brigid Brophy's first novel, but the theme of her crisp witty...

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