Love and brute desire...
cynicism and faith-
a compassionate, realistic and even shocking novel of urban Britain today
PAN BOOKS G586
FIRST PAN EDITION 1962
FORST PUBLISHED IN 1960 BY MCGIBBON & KEE LTD
COVER ART BY OWEN
THE PALLADIUM, Brickley...
To this seedy Saturday night Mecca came:
MARK-who mapped out a girls's body and knew just how far she would let him go...but had, too, a burning need to regain his faith.
CLARE-who helped restore it...but found her own beliefs undermined by a new-found passion.
HARRY-who wanted power over gangs and tarts...yet wilted under insults of an old woman.
FATHER KIPLING-angered by the bosom flaunting crudity of modern life...but too ineffectual to influence his own congregation.
And so many others-each of them seeking, searching, questing...