cover image The Monkey's Wrench: 2a Novel

The Monkey's Wrench: 2a Novel

Primo Levi. Penguin Books, $6.95 (176pp) ISBN 978-0-14-010357-1

Like Levi, the narrator of this novel is a paint chemist turned writerand here he expounds on the craft of storytelling and the joys of building construction in conversations with Faussone, an itinerant steelworker. While noting that this is ""somewhat contrived,'' PW stated that there are ``inspiring reflections.'' (October)