I read this book about 23-Aug-2002. I've read this book before. The book is copyright 1957. This note was last modified Wednesday, 03-Mar-2004 11:07:23 PST.
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One of the stranger households in fiction, I still think. The father wants his daughter-in-law implicated in something, anything, so he can get her out and make his son divorce her. She's one of Stout's specials -- the sort of woman that might begin to justify some of Wolfe's attitude towards them.