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Easter Weekend

David Bottoms. Washington Square Press, $9 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-671-73302-5

Carl Holtzclaw and his brother, a failed boxer, botch the kidnapping of a rich college student when a local gangster tries to collect on one of Carl's bad gambling debts. According to PW , scenes of graphic violence, ``somewhat platitudinal dialogues and quietly impressive prose passages'' characterize this novel. (Dec.)