Books: Manhattan Night

PAY DAY—Nathan Asch—Payson & Clarke ($2.50).

Jim was the kind of Manhattan clerk you see in the subway—talking loud and big, ogling flappers, staring down anyone who dared to meet his eye. This story tells how he spent a day, a night. As Jim is a perfect type, except for being a little more galvanically lively than the ordinary, his is a story that tells much about Manhattan, about the hundreds of thousands of Manhattanites he represents. He works because he has to, in order to have fun—also because he has to. His fun may...

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