A house for Mr. Biswas

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First Vintage International edition.
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The book that turned the gentle satirist of the Caribbean into a major literary figure, this is the story of a man who, without a single asset, enters a life devoid of opportunity; his tumble-down house becomes a potent symbol of the search for identity in a postcolonial world. His most widely read novel. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

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Grouping Title house for mr biswas
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author Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-2018,
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display_description Born the "wrong way" and thrust into a world that greeted him with little more than a bad omen, Mr. Mohun Biswas has spent his forty-six years of life striving for independence. But his determined efforts have met only with calamity. Shuttled from one residence to another after the drowning of his father, for which he is inadvertently responsible, Mr. Biswas yearns for a place he can call home. When he marries into the domineering Tulsi family on whom he indignantly becomes dependent, he takes on myriad vocations in an arduous struggle to weaken their hold over him and purchase a house of his own. A heartrending, dark comedy of manners, A House for Mr. Biswas masterfully evokes a man's quest for autonomy against the backdrop of postcolonial Trinidad. -- Back cover.
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subject_facet Domestic fiction, East Indians -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Fiction, Home ownership -- Fiction, Homeowners -- Fiction, Humorous stories, Middle-aged men -- Fiction, Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) -- Fiction
title_display A house for Mr. Biswas
title_full A house for Mr. Biswas / V.S. Naipaul
title_short A house for Mr. Biswas
topic_facet East Indians, Home ownership, Homeowners, Humorous stories, Middle-aged men