Street Scene

JONES: PORTRAIT OF A MUGGER

by JAMES WILLWERTH

251 pages. Evans. $7.95.

A book about a mugger. The subject brings various expectations. A certain horror-fascination at getting in on the other side of urban America's living fear; the noncerebral prospect of a bloody how-to guide; perhaps a fast freak-show visit into the mind of an animal. The one thing a reader does not ex, pect is a troubling, memorable encounter with a human being. Yet that is precisely what James Willwerth produces. To enter this mugger's world means that...

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