Now I Lay Me Down Author:Frank Brookhouser This is a bitterly realistic novel, rowdy and ribald in spots. But it is also a re-affirmation of the innate nobilitiy which man sometimes, and always humbly, can achieve - of his striving always, if sometimes pitifully, for a better and more meaningul life. — Perhaps because of the tensions of the Atomic Age, more and more people in a troubled ... more »America seek answers at the bars. There they consider their present, contemplate their future, review their past, and frequently try to make important decisions about their lives.
Frank Brookhouser, long known on the American literary scene for his appealing, compassionate short stories, has in his first novel looked over some of those lonely, distraught, and disillusioned people whose lives are changed in one night at the bar of a big city nightclub. Before the eyes of our newspaperman protagonist (who, also, is there for the same reasons as the others), we see many people try to resolve their personal crises and grope for a better tomorrow.« less