cover image Talkative Man

Talkative Man

R. K. Narayan. Penguin Books, $5.95 (128pp) ISBN 978-0-14-010134-8

When Dr. Rann, a fair, blue-eyed, well-dressed Indian, sets up house in the waiting room of the train station in Malgudi, the stationmaster can't summon the courage to evict him and applies to the Talkative Man, an assiduous but unemployed journalist, for help. PW called this a ""delight.'' (February)