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THE MAN IN THE GRAY FLANNEL SUIT (304 pp.)—Sloan Wilson—Simon and Schuster ($3.50).

This is a first novel from the familiar outskirts of suburban discontent where the personalities are sometimes as split-level as the houses. Novelist Sloan Wilson, 35, English instructor at the University of Buffalo, is a small mirror of J. P. Marquand and he has written a kind of Sincerely, Willis Wayde in reverse. His hero is a thirtyish young man who rather naively decides that the only way he can achieve inner peace and fiscal happiness is by selling his soul...

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