Books: Fusion After Fission

ANOTHER I, ANOTHER YOU by Richard Schickel

Harper & Row; 183 pages; $8.95

Divorce, the eighth sacrament, is so trendy these days that a full-grown citizen who has not known its astringent delights wonders more or less seriously whether he has denied himself one of life's meaningful experiences. Not splitting is like not going to Europe. A writer, in particular, finds divorce invaluable, as Richard Schickel proves in this literate and agreeably romantic first novel about a man and a woman who have shucked their first spouses.

Schickel, a writer-producer-director of TV documentaries, and cinema reviewer for TIME, is 45 and a veteran...

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