Author: R K Narayan
Publisher: Indian Thought
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185986126
In this masterpiece, India's pre-eminent novelist introduces a character : Talkative Man -- TM for short. As a young journalist, TM is always on the lookout for a good story. The one he shares with the reader this time is about the mysterious Dr Rann, claiming to be researching for United Nations, and seducing one of Malgudi's young girls.
Conveys a narrative skill that calculates space and distance to perfection. LONDON MAGZINE
The author is an almost placid, good natured storyteller whose work derives its charm from the immense calm out of which he writes. THE NEW YORK BOOK REVIEW