Books: Office Party

THE LAST HOURS OF SANDRA LEE (254 pp.)—William Sansom— Little, Brown ($4).

Sandra seemed the siren type: grey eyes, heavy with green mascara, smoldering in a flawless, poreless expanse of Pancake. From beneath this feral exterior peeked a girl who had never gone wrong—and regretted it. And now faithful old Bun Stanbetter, a handsome electrical engineer, suddenly wanted to marry her and carry her off to his new job in Sarawak.

Marriage to Bun would be wonderful, of course, "but it would be all twice as wonderful if something had happened first . . . something outrageous, something terrible, something exciting, something even...

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