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Half a life : a novel

Author: V S Naipaul
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, [2009], ©2001.
Series: Listen Alaska.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: V S Naipaul
ISBN: 9780307556561 0307556565
OCLC Number: 430326611
Awards: Long-listed for Man Booker Prize 2001 (UK)
Description: 1 online resource
Series Title: Listen Alaska.
Responsibility: V.S. Naipaul.

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