Books: Double Image Group Sex

by Ann Arensberg Knopf; 175 pages; $15.95

The title is enough to make you weep. This is not an erotic manual or a behavioral study, nor is it a blue novel. A slight but charming romantic comedy is imprisoned here, shut off by an oafish handle from its natural audience of fairly sophisticated fiction readers and gift givers.

Group Sex is about the improbable romance between Frances Girard, who is a young editor at a New York City publishing house and a lady; and Paul Treat, a steam-headed avant-garde stage director who is definitely no gentleman. Treat is known for his manhandling of the classics -- Peer Gynt...

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