Books: Fallen Eagle

THE GREAT DAYS (312 pp.)—John Dos Passes—Sagamore Press ($4.50).

Ro (for Roland) Lancaster is an elderly, gangling man with a "raddled old face." Elsa is an untidy drifter of 28, thirty years his junior and fond of reminding him of it. Ro wants to while away the day talking about the years when he was a famous U.S. newspaperman; Elsa wants to spout her own grievances, including how she meant to write a novel but had twins by a bandleader instead. Ro and Elsa have come to Havana to make love, with a view to...

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