Books: Talking It Out

EACH OTHER'S VICTIMS by Milton Travers. 128 pages. Scribner. $5.95.

Today's version of the Great American Tragedy is teen-age drug addiction. Milton Travers is a pseudonymous magazine writer whose 18-year-old son Ricky became a speed freak and vanished into New York's East Village. In Each Other's Victims, Travers describes how he tracked Ricky down and tried to rescue him. He is brisk, professional and explicit—about his son's life as an addict, about his own confused, guilt-soaked reactions, about the grubby details of the drug culture, or at least that part of it involving amphetamines....

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