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Half a Life

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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 ...

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Half a Life
2018, Blackstone Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781538555040

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Half a Life
2011, Picador, London

ISBN-13: 9780330522854

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Half a Life
2002, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375707285

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Half a Life
2002, Center Point

ISBN-13: 9781585471768

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Half a Life
2002, Vintage Books Canada, Toronto, Canada

ISBN-13: 9780676975024

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Half a Life
2001, Knopf Publishing Group, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375407376


Half a Life
2001, Knopf Canada

ISBN-13: 9780676975017


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