The Delinquents by Criena Rohan & Down by the Dockside by Criena Rohan

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February–March 1987, no. 88

The Delinquents by Criena Rohan

Penguin, 192 pp, $6.95 pb

Book Cover 2 Small

Down by the Dockside

by Criena Rohan

Penguin, 256 pp, $7.95 pb

The Delinquents by Criena Rohan & Down by the Dockside by Criena Rohan

by
February–March 1987, no. 88

Given the appetite of the literary industry, it’s hard to believe that a good thing can go unnoticed for long. But it happens. Occasionally the manuscript of an unheard-of author, or the out-of-print book of a forgotten one, finds its way into the hands of an influential member of the literary establishment – and from there to the rest of us. It’s a big event. Not only does it lend credibility to the old Shakespeare’s sister story (or one of its variants), but it indicates that, even in this over-determined world, it is still possible to be surprised.

Christina Thompson reviews 'The Delinquents' and 'Down by the Dockside' by Criena Rohan

The Delinquents

by Criena Rohan

Penguin, 192 pp, $6.95 pb

Book Cover 2 Small

Down by the Dockside

by Criena Rohan

Penguin, 256 pp, $7.95 pb

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