Books: T.T.'s Daughter

TALE OF A WHISTLING SHRIMP (251 pp.) —Vladimir B. Grinioff—Dutton ($3.50).

With the exception of John P. Marquand and a handful of others, novelists are prone to regard bankers as villains or vegetables. Even when the banker is a Communist, the curse is not lifted. Present case in point: the vice president of a bank in an industrial city in South Russia, Taras Tarasovich Popugaev, "a bread-salter" (i.e., great party-giver), known to friends in true tycoon style as T.T. Thus Vladimir B. Grinioff, 45, a Russian-born U.S. expert on Russian affairs, presents one...

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