Books: Heavenly Bodies

NATALIE/NATALIA by Nicholas Mosley. 316 pages. Coward, McCann & Geoghegan. $6.95.

One first meets M.P. Tony Greville late at night. He is skipping along the sidewalk, keeping to the pavement lines like a child. It is not quite the beginning one would expect from Mosley, the author of Impossible Object, a difficult novel which has become a kind of sacred object among aspiring writers. But matters are soon set straight. Says Tony. "The skipping was in my mind, the lines and squares in the universe."

The reader has to be in literary training to...

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