Sins of Philip Fleming

Sins of Philip Fleming

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 120 x 180mm
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0552112275
  • 9780552112277

Review Text

There are several related if unrecognized areas of failure in Philip Fleming's life; he is an unsatisfactory father to an only son; his marriage has become increasingly quarrelsome; his work as a script writer has slipped- to assignments on low budget westerns. But the crushing humiliation is to come when he falls in love with Peggy, a young widow, and is unequal to the seduction he attempts and she permits. During the week here he tries to prove himself, not only with Peggy, but also in landing a first class movie deal with a novel tie-in; he submits to one session with a psychiatrist; he succeeds- with another woman; and finally, as he makes it- with Peggy- and loses her for good, he comes through with the great idea which will give him his contract and return him quiescently to his wife and son.... Probably some of the most extensive pelvic sequences you will find in print, and presumably to be reprinted, one can only wonder why Grove had such trouble with "that book". (Kirkus Reviews)show more