Books: The Man-Eaters

A TRIBE OF WOMEN (248 pp.)—Herveé Bazin—Simon & Schuster ($3.75).

Women and cannibals eat Ihe same food —men. That, at any rate, is the acidulous theme of French Novelist Herve Bazin's A Tribe of Women. The four women who dwell at La Fouve, a windswept, French provincial Manderley, are sisters to the witches in Macbeth. They bubble and bubble, toil and make trouble.

There is Mama Isabelle, who licks her chops over a monthly alimony check, all that is left of Hubby No. 1. Mama has two young daughters, a pudgy, harmless lunatic and a...

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