cover image Any Old Iron

Any Old Iron

Anthony Burgess. Washington Square Press, $5.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-671-72708-6

Fifty years in the lives of two families--one Russian-Welsh, another Jewish--are traced from WW I to the founding of Israel. PW described this as ``a novel that is for the most part breathlessly readable, touching and funny by turns, and which passes much of the history of this dreadful century in finely sardonic review.'' (Oct.)