06 June 2011

A Fabulous Bachelor's Final Novel

The Sixth of June
Lionel Shapiro
New York: Doubleday, 1955
351 pages

This review now appears, revised and rewritten, in my new book:
The Dusty Bookcase:
A Journey Through Canada's
Forgotten, Neglected, and Suppressed Writing
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  1. Back when "fabulous bachelor" wasn't a synonym for "gentleman of pleasure." Dusty Bookshelf unknowingly walked the surf line in Malibu that played Juno Beach in the -- excruciating -- movie. How cool is that?

  2. Walked? I stormed that beach - with the same determination that helped capture the Chateau in '84.