Books: Two for the Seesaw

THE AFFAIR (244 pp.) -Hans Konlngs-berger -Knopf ($3.75).

"Do you belong to somebody?" asks the shy Dutch student on a sudden impulse. The girl in the bright yellow dress smilingly answers no. It is Zurich in the invasion spring of 1944. but any day is D-day to Cupid. The arrow of love pins Anthoni and Catherine together in a brief, bittersweet affair. Only when they try to pull apart do the lovers discover that the arrow is poisoned.

This quietly compelling first novel by 36-year-old. Amsterdam-born Hans Koningsberger does what life has been known to do: it mismatches a man and a woman....

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