Books: Never the Twain . . .

SOME INNER FURY (255 pp.)—Komala Markandaya—John Day ($3.50).

The East to West flow of novels has swollen from a trickle to a stream in the past 15 months. From Japan have come Some Prefer Nettles and Homecoming, together with a reissue of The Honorable Picnic. A Chinese woman living in Hong Kong drew a portrait of present-day China in the Rice-Sprout Song. India contributed Amrita and Nectar in a Sieve, the latter by the author of the latest Indian entry, Some Inner Fury. The bulk of these novels pursue one theme—the disruptive impact of...

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