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In a free state

Author: V S Naipaul
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage International ed
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"In the beginning it is just a car trip through Africa. Two English people - Bobby, a civil servant with a guilty appetite for African boys, and Linda, a supercilious "compound wife" - are driving back to their enclave after a stay in the capital. But in between lies the landscape of an unnamed country whose squalor and ethnic bloodletting suggest Idi Amin's Uganda. And the farther Naipaul's protagonists travel into  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: V S Naipaul
ISBN: 1400030552 9781400030552
OCLC Number: 49760827
Awards: Nobel Prixe in Literature, 2001
Man Booker Prize, 1971
Description: vii, 247 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: One Out of Many --
Tell Me Who to Kill --
In a Free State.
Responsibility: V.S. Naipaul.
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"In the beginning it is just a car trip through Africa. Two English people - Bobby, a civil servant with a guilty appetite for African boys, and Linda, a supercilious "compound wife" - are driving back to their enclave after a stay in the capital. But in between lies the landscape of an unnamed country whose squalor and ethnic bloodletting suggest Idi Amin's Uganda. And the farther Naipaul's protagonists travel into it, the more they find themselves crossing the line that separates privileged outsiders from horrified victims. Alongside this Conradian tour de force are four incisive portraits of men seeking liberation far from home. By turns funny and terrifying, sorrowful and unsparing, In a Free State is Naipaul at his best."--Publisher's description.

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