cover image Good Baby

Good Baby

Leon Rooke. Vintage Books USA, $10 (297pp) ISBN 978-0-679-72939-6

In this combination of allegory and morality play, Raymond Toker seeks a home for an abandoned baby girl among hillbillies. ``Rooke's language is a riotous, tumultuous force of nature,'' said PW. ``His heavy hand with grotesqueries and somewhat monotone plot line are redeemed by the momentum of his prose.'' (Sept.)