In this absorbing volume, Professor Raymond Person explores the role of conversation in narrative and critical analysis, specifically in the book of Jonah. He affirms the necessity of examining conversation as one of the primary elements of all narratives, believing that understanding how conversation operates will lend greater understanding of the text. Person provides commentary on the book of Jonah from this perspective, as well as an introduction to this line of critical thinking. He also analyzes in terms of plot, character, tone, and other literary criticisms common to narrative and story. In addition, there is a discussion of implied reader and actual reader. Person includes a bibliography and indexes to guide study.