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Miguel Street
By V S Naipaul

Miguel Street

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Miguel Street by V S Naipaul

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A stranger could drive through Miguel Street and just say Slum! because he could see no more. But to its residents this derelict corner of Trinidad s capital is a complete world, where everybody is quite different from everybody else. There s Popo the carpenter, who neglects his livelihood to build the thing without a name. There s Man-man, who goes from running for public office to staging his own crucifixion, and the dreaded Big Foot, the bully with glass tear ducts. There s the lovely Mrs. Hereira, in thrall to her monstrous husband. In this tender, funny early novel, V. S. Naipaul renders their lives (and the legends their neighbors construct around them) with Dickensian verve and Chekhovian compassion.Set during World War II and narrated by an unnamed but precociously observant neighborhood boy, Miguel Street is a work of mercurial mood shifts, by turns sweetly melancholy and anarchically funny. It overflows with life on every page."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780375713873
ISBN-10: 0375713875
Format: Paperback / softback
(201mm x 130mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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Originally published: London: Heinemann, 1990.

Magic Seeds by V S Naipaul Magic Seeds, Paperback / softback (November 2005)

Presenting a moving tale of a man searching for his life and fearing he has wasted it, this novel is also a testing study of the conflicts between the rich and the poor, and the struggles within each.

Mystic Masseur by V S Naipaul Mystic Masseur, Paperback / softback (January 2002)

The Nobel Prize winner's first novel traces the unlikely career of Ganesh Ramsumair, a failed schoolteacher and impecunious village masseur who in time becomes a revered mystic and the most beloved politician in 1940s Trinidad.

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Author Biography - V S Naipaul

V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He went to England on a scholarship in 1950. After four years at Oxford he began to write, and since then he has followed no other profession. He is the author of more than twenty books of fiction and nonfiction and the recipient of numerous honors, including the Nobel Prize in 2001, the Booker Prize in 1971, and a knighthood for services to literature in 1990. He lives in Wiltshire, England.

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