Books: Also Current: Jan. 22, 1965

THE STERILE CUCKOO by John Nichols. 210 pages. McKay. $4.50.

His fraternity brothers taught unawakened Undergraduate Jerry Payne "how to tip 'em up more and blow lunch less." But it is Coed Pookie Adams who is the making of him and of the whole first novel of John Nichols (Hamilton College, '62). Pookie is part tomboy, part playgirl, a sort of Alice in Wonderland with carnal vocabulary—and knowledge. And even when she is using both, Pookie is whimsical about it. Her most whimsical proposition is that she and Jerry make out in the phone booth...

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