cover image The Fool's Progress

The Fool's Progress

Edward Abbey. Avon Books, $13 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-380-70856-7

In a wild, picaresque novel, nature-loving Henry Lightcap makes a despairing odyssey across a lovely but ruined land from Tucson, Ariz., to the Appalachian family farm g run by his brother; penniless, Henry has nowhere else to go. PW found this ``as absurdly moving as anything you have read in years.'' (July)Penny, do you have a copy of this?robin