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Half a life : a novel

Author: V S Naipaul
Publisher: London : Picador, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of Willy Chandran, who moves from India to the immigrant community of post-war London, seeking something that will set him apart. Then his wife leads him to her home, a province of Portuguese Africa, a country whose inhabitants are all living out the last days of colonialism.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: V S Naipaul
ISBN: 0330485164 9780330485166 0330485180 9780330485180 0330485172 9780330485173
OCLC Number: 47037043
Awards: Long-listed for Man Booker Prize 2001 (UK)
Description: 227 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by V.S. Naipaul.

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