Mr. Sampath: The Printer of MalgudiFri 19 August 2011 by Thejaswi Puthraya
Srinivas wants to chart his own path but is burdened by responsibilities. He comes to Malgudi to start "The Banner", a weekly magazine and here he meets Sampath, the printer. Together, they form a partnership to promote the weekly. When the subscriptions start looking up, Sampath forces Srinivas to suspend the publication and drags him into writing a story for a movie he is co-producing. The rest of the book deals with the fate of the movie and if "The Banner" is resurrected.
A simple story narrated in typical RK Narayan style.