Books: The Lady & the Tramp

IT HAD BEEN A MILD, DELICATE NIGHT (126 pp.)—Tom Kaye—Abelard-Schuman ($3.50).

This startling first novel is a sinuous pagan rite. Faith is a sort of classic nymph, but instead of trees, rivers and mountains, she haunts galleries, fine restaurants and her tasteful London house. Jacques is an ageless satyr, but instead of tootling the pipes of Pan in some mythic glade, he rummages in London garbage cans and beds down on park benches. He is human dirt, but of a kind that makes the earth earthy. She is refined past the point of passion,...

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