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IN AN UNUSUAL royalty-sharing agreement with the estate of Vladimir Nabokov, publisher Barney Rosset can now release Pla Pera's Lo's Diary, a retelling of Lolita from the nymphet's point of view that was previous canceled by FSG over copyright concerns, under his Foxrock imprint this October (see News, June 21).
But his isn't the only book that has had to contend with its connections to Nabokov's classic. Crown has under contract a first novel by Nancy Jones, now entitled Molly; its Lolita-like plot concerns a young girl's trip across the country with her stepfather after the death of her mother.
It's also set during the same era as Lolita, but is told from …