by D. KEITH MANO
240 pages. Doubleday. $6.95.
It is not much of a favor to either writer to say that D. Keith Mano is a kind of male Joyce Carol Gates, but there are some similarities. Both novelists are young, ambitious, notably prolific, and serious about the novel as an art form. Both enjoy literary reputations that crackle along in the streets like San Francisco cable lines when no car is in sight.
The Bridge is Mano's sixth novel in five years. None of his books has been more than modestly popular, but from the start he has had brilliant success...