cover image Tongues of Angels

Tongues of Angels

Reynolds Price. Ballantine Books, $5.99 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-345-37102-7

A middle-aged artist recalls a summer camp for Native Americans where he once worked as a counselor, achieved spiritual renewal and befriended a troubled 14-year-old boy. ``Overburdened with sappy dialogue and passages of high-minded, too-fervent prose, the novel is redeemed by its insightful, affirmative ending, a summary of a fine philosophy of life,'' said PW. (May)