Candy stabs Iggy in the neck, concluding the novel's main story.
Candy is sent off to a rehab centre for adolescents where Joe has a final meeting with her. Joe is left wondering where she is and if he will ever see her again.
Iggy subsequently kidnaps Joe's older sister Gina, and uses her as a bargaining chip, claiming he will free her if Candy is returned to him.
At the novel's climax, Joe, Candy, Joe's sister, and her boyfriend confront Iggy at Joe's family's remote country house.
Joe is in a band called The Katies, who at the end of the novel, go off to record without him.They are indeed precocious fourteen year old Hayley Stark and thirty-two year old photographer Jeff Kohlver.Their interactions, including their meeting, are laced with indirect sexual innuendo, most specifically on Hayley's part, although Jeff is clear also in an indirect manner that he does not have sex with minors.I'm sure this was a total bomb in 1968, but I really can't remember how it did box-office wise. Elsa Martinelli is also creepy and sexy and John Huston lends gruff support.Very similar to The Magic Christian, but slightly better.See more » I saw this at a late night screening at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and of the 35 films I saw there I would rank this #4.for about the first 10 minutes I didn't know if I was going to like it or where it was going to go but man once this roller-coaster starts moving it's a psychological thriller. The acting and story is intense and you can't avert your eyes from the screen even though there are times where you think you might have to. I give it a 8.5 out of a possible 10 and would recommend this film.Joe soon learns that Candy is not only a runaway from her home town, but also a teenage prostitute and heroin addict. The pair begin dating cautiously, visiting London Zoo once.Candy also comes to a gig that Joe and his band, The Katies, play at a local club.The film adaptation of Terry Southern's book is a fine mess!There's no real flow or purpose, but the stars have a ball and Ewa Aulin seems exactly right as Candy.