Books: The Bitch of Ballyknock

THE PROSPECTS ARE PLEASING (217 pp.)—Honor Tracy—Random House ($3.50).

MIND You, I'VE SAID NOTHING! (176 pp.)—Honor Tracy—Brlfish Book Centre ($3.50).

Ireland, in the view of Mayo-born Novelist George Moore, was "a fatal disease" from which "it is the plain duty of every Irishman to disassociate himself." To the waspish eye of Novelist Honor Tracy, herself part Irish, Ireland is less a disease than a delusion. Its inhabitants live as snug and moist as a colony of clams in "a little bubble of [their] own imagining," feeding their dreams on "the piccolo, morte that lurks...

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