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Title:Half A Life
Price:AUD$7.50 (about USD$5.10)
Category:Fiction
ISBN:0330485172
Book ID:LB00-230955
Quantity:1
Publisher:Picador, Great Britain, 2002
Binding:Softcover
Condition:Good Condition
Picador, 2002, Softcover, Book Condition: Good Condition

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 Portugese 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. 228 pages. Light tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0330485172. ISBN/EAN: 9780330485173. Inventory No: 230955.
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