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Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul’s magnificent Magic Seeds continues the story of Willie Chandran, the perennially dissatisfied and self-destructively naive protagonist of his bestselling Half a Life.

Having left a wife and a livelihood in Africa, Willie is persuaded to return to his native India to join an underground movement on behalf of its oppressed lower castes. Instead he finds himself in the company of dilettantes and psychopaths, relentlessly hunted by police and spurned by the people he means to liberate. But this is only one stop in a quest for authenticity that takes in all the fanaticism and folly of the postmodern era. Moving with dreamlike swiftness from guerrilla encampment to prison cell, from the squalor of rural India to the glut and moral desolation of 1980s London, Magic Seeds is a novel of oracular power, dazzling in its economy and unblinking in its observations.

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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

Synopsis:

In his early forties, Willie Chandran abandons his peripatetic lifestyle with the encouragement of his sister to join an underground movement in India, but seven years of revolutionary campaigns--and several years in jail--convince him to return to England, where he once again uncovers the fruit of another unexpected social revolution, in a new novel by the Nobel laureate author of Half a Life. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

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ISBN:
9780307557681
Publisher:
Vintage International
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Naipaul, V. S.
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V.S.Naipaul
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Political
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Revolutionaries
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Social reformers
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England
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Psychological fiction
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Publication Date:
20051108
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
280

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Product details 280 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307557681 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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
"Synopsis" by , In his early forties, Willie Chandran abandons his peripatetic lifestyle with the encouragement of his sister to join an underground movement in India, but seven years of revolutionary campaigns--and several years in jail--convince him to return to England, where he once again uncovers the fruit of another unexpected social revolution, in a new novel by the Nobel laureate author of Half a Life. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
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