cover image Mother Country

Mother Country

Marilynne Robinson. Ballantine Books, $4.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-345-36740-2

Great Britain, the world's largest commercial producer of plutonium, also leads the world in environmental pollution, Robinson claims. In what PW termed a ``convincing, explosive expose,'' British economic and social history is examined to prove that the profit motive engenders this flagrant neglect of environment and individuals. Author tour. (Nov.)