…these stories are also very funny. His story ‘The Freeloader’ describes the narrator’s memories of Japi, a vagabond and scrounger, a man who continuously attempts to avoid all effort. ‘I am nothing and I do nothing,’ Japi explains, and he disrupts these bohemians’ lives by revealing just how much stress and responsibility they have accepted. Japi has a Whitman-esque pleasure in observing the multiplicities of the world, without Whitman’s desire to subsume these into himself. Japi simply observes, and enjoys.