Books: Dispirited Warriors

HECKLETOOTH 3, by David Shetzline. 304 pages. Random House. $5.95.

Whatever it is that makes a man suddenly stand and challenge the rules of his society, risking everything he has secured for himself, has been a classic inquiry through all literature, but it is particularly relevant for America today. The common fury in the hearts of the disenchanted can extend beyond Black Power and campus rebellion into suburbia, and farther. In David Shetzline's second novel, that rage explodes during a forest fire in the timber country of Oregon. Before the fire is smothered by a snowstorm, it has scorched the lives...

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