Till I Come Back to You


ByThomas Bell


THIS short novel covers one Sunday in the wartime life of the Bridges family in Brooklyn. There is Old Alan Bridges, who has let life lick him; Dave, who has enough of what he wants to keep him satisfied; Eddie, who has sold his soul to the bosses for dubious favors; and Nick, who doesn’t know there is a war on, and never will. There are women to match. Then there is Miley, who thinks reasonably about it all. Miley thinks a bit too reasonably where his girl is concerned; but Sally can be trusted to take good care of Miley when he comes back from the war. These are people we have all met — some of them are thoroughly unpleasant; some are the salt of the earth, and well worth knowing.