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Half a Life - Unabridged by V. S. Naipaul (CD/Spoken Word)

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In a narrative that moves with dreamlike swiftness from India to England to Africa, Nobel Laureate V. S. Naipaul has produced his finest novel to date, a bleakly resonant study of the fraudulent bargains that make up an identity.

The son of a Brahmin ascetic and his lower-caste wife, Willie Chandran grows up sensing the hollowness at the core of his father's self-denial and vowing to live more authentically. That search takes him to the immigrant and literary bohemias of 1950s London, to a facile and unsatisfying career as a writer, and at last to a decaying Portuguese colony in East Africa, where he finds a happiness he will then be compelled to betray. Brilliantly orchestrated, at once elegiac and devastating in its portraits of colonial grandeur and pretension, Half a Life represents the pinnacle of Naipaul's career.

Edition: Unabridged
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: AudioCD
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Author: V. S. Naipaul
Language: English
Street Date: September 18, 2018
TCIN: 53773168
UPC: 9781538555040
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-4184
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$22.87
MSRPwas $34.95
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