September 18, 1989 12:00 PM

>TWO AGAINST ONE Frederick Barthelme’s novel puts a man, his estranged wife and her ex-lover together for an enigmatically entertaining weekend. (Collier)

THE BEET QUEEN Three impressive women in a North Dakota town continue the Chippewa saga Louise Erdrich began with 1984’s Love Medicine. (Bantam)

THE FACTS Philip Roth and fictional alter ego Nathan Zuckerman engage in autobiographical musings. (Penguin)

GENERATION OF SWINE “What do you say about a generation that has been taught that rain is poison and sex is death?” Hunter Thompson pontificates in this sharp collection of columns. (Vintage)

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