Picks and Pans Review: Quinn's Book

updated 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

by William Kennedy
Resembling not so much a novel as a color-splashed tapestry that goes on for yard after intriguing yard, this tale celebrates some eccentric 19th-century Americans—an erotic dancer, a bare-knuckle fighter, an escaped slave—and their never-flagging enthusiasm.

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