Crews and the case of the baby’s stained genitals

Details about the plot of Harry Crews’ latest book emerge in a mixed-to-negative review. (Second item.)

The novella’s center is Major Melton, an ex-Marine now teaching English. He and his wife, Nicky, have an infant son. The baby has an unusual birthmark on his privates.

Major Melton already suspects that his bride has been unfaithful, and the stain the boy bears deepens his doubts.

Previously: “Crews publishes new book, wisely avoids dull-ass people.”


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