Difficult to determine whether this should be sold as fiction or non-fiction. Take your choice. It is certainly autobiographical, but possibly less strictly so than I Cover the Waterfront. Less philosophical than He Went Away for a While. Not personal narrative in the fashion of The Beginning of a Mortal. But with something of the flavor of each of these. A group of sketches, stories of the community in which he has become a citizen, a householder, and of the gradual change it makes in his own relation to life around him. From unimportant details he builds reality. There is an oddly compelling power in his very simplicity and poignancy of insight. Good for the Max Miller market -- but not likely to widen it.