cover image Hey Jack!

Hey Jack!

Barry Hannah. Penguin Books, $6.95 (144pp) ISBN 978-0-14-011185-9

In a sleepy Mississippi college town, Homer, a 56-year-old Korean War vet, talks with Jack, a cafe owner, for hours at a time, mainly about the debaucheries of a local rock star. ``Every word is fresh and precise,'' noted PW , ``Hannah's wry voice is spellbinding.'' (November)