Surrealistic, with talking mice, a family named High-Pottinuice with a dog named Wry Tangle, and a philosopher named Jean Pulse Heartre (the author's wife had, in real life, an affair with Jean-Paul Sartre. Apparently Heartre represents drug addiction.) Made me think of Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" and Sandburg's "Rootabaga Stories". Starts out quite cheerful and pleasing, but doesn't stay so.

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