A House for Mr. Biswas

Category: Book
By (author): Naipaul, V.S.
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Literary
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Published: February 2003
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 8.00in x 5.20in x 1.02in
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From The Publisher*In his forty-six short years, Mr. Mohun Biswas has been fighting against destiny to achieve some semblance of independence, only to face a lifetime of calamity. Shuttled from one residence to another after the drowning death of his father, for which he is inadvertently responsible, Mr. Biswas yearns for a place he can call home. But when he marries into the domineering Tulsi family on whom he indignantly becomes dependent, Mr. Biswas embarks on an arduous -- and endless -- struggle to weaken their hold over him, and purchase a house of his own.
Review Quote*"A marvelous prose epic that matches the best nineteenth-century novels for richness of comic insight, and final, tragic power." -- Newsweek
Biographical NoteV. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He is the author of more than twenty books of fiction and non-fiction and the recipient of numerous honours, 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.