Half a Life

A Novel
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Product Number: Z100138835
Released: Sep 18, 2018
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ISBN: #9781538555088
Narrator/s: Neil Shah
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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.

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Author(s): V.S. Naipaul
Original Publish Date: Sep 18, 2018

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Author(s): V.S. Naipaul
Narrator(s): Neil Shah
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Released: Sep 18, 2018
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ISBN: #9781538555040
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Author(s): V.S. Naipaul
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Publisher: Vintage Canada
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Author(s): V.S. Naipaul
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Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307556561

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