cover image Lewis Percy

Lewis Percy

Anita Brookner. Vintage Books USA, $15.95 (272pp) ISBN 978-0-679-72944-0

Percy, who perceives women as surrogate nurturers, copes with his mother's death and an unsuccessful marriage to a withdrawn agoraphobic. ``In her exploration of the areas of incomprehension and misunderstanding between men's and women's expectations of life--and of each other--Brookner has produced an immensely enjoyable novel,'' said PW. (Mar.)