Books: Cloud One

THE WONDERFUL CLOUDS (128 pp.)—Françoise Sagan—Dutton ($3).

"Who would imagine that on the very day of her young and handsome husband's exhibition, Josee Ash would make love half-dressed in a bathroom five yards square with an old friend whom she was not in love with?" Who would? Françoise Sagan, that's who. Josée, languorous and French, is married to Alan, a rich American boy with a bronze torso, narrow hips, a sturdy neck and no job. Through a series of quickly turned scenes and even more quickly performed vignettes of sexual dalliance (involving half a...

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