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The Locusts Have No King by Dawn Powell
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Aug 04, 09


Absolutely marvelous book about the willfully doomed romance between Lyle, a successful playwright married to her much older co-writer, and Frederick, a struggling writer who's artistic purity is sullied a little too easily. Wonderful portrait of New York in the 40s; it's like having a New Yorker mag of the period come to life. Both major and minor characters are wonderful and rich.

Dawn Powell totally rocks. Much better writer than Dorothy Parker, and while she can be cruel, she is never heartless.
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