Books: Lurid Whirlpool

BLOOD ON THE DOVES by Maude Hutchins. 176 pages. Morrow. $3.95.

Willie is mad, and in this eerily brilliant little novel the reader is invited to dive down and down into the lurid whirlpool of his aberration and there circle with the weird debris of Willie until he knows in every bone of his being how it feels to be insane.

"Willie heard the girl moving around inside the room. The keyhole darkened as she went past it and lightened again and darkened and lightened. She had on a short black skirt and a blouse open...

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