Coupon
In a Free State
by V. S. Naipaul


Overview - No writer has rendered our boundariless, post-colonial world more acutely or prophetically than V. S. Naipaul, or given its upheavals such a hauntingly human face. A perfect case in point is this riveting novel, a masterful and stylishly rendered narrative of emigration, dislocation, and dread, accompanied by four supporting narratives.  Read more...

 
Paperback
  • $16.95
  • Members Save 10% Club Price
    $ 15.25

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 26 copies from $2.99
 
Download

This item is available only to U.S. billing addresses.
 
 
 

More About In a Free State by V. S. Naipaul
 
 
 
Overview
No writer has rendered our boundariless, post-colonial world more acutely or prophetically than V. S. Naipaul, or given its upheavals such a hauntingly human face. A perfect case in point is this riveting novel, a masterful and stylishly rendered narrative of emigration, dislocation, and dread, accompanied by four supporting narratives.
In the beginning it is just a car trip through Africa. Two English people--Bobby, a civil servant with a guilty appetite for African boys, and Linda, a supercilious compound wife 117]-- are driving back to their enclave after a stay in the capital 111]. But in between lies the landscape of an unnamed country whose squalor and ethnic bloodletting suggest Idi Amin s Uganda. 111-12, 120, 130-1, 150, 178, 220-40] And the farther Naipaul s protagonists travel into it, the more they find themselves crossing the line that separates privileged outsiders from horrified victims. Alongside this Conradian tour de force are four incisive portraits of men seeking liberation far from home. By turns funny and terrifying, sorrowful and unsparing, In A Free State is Naipaul at his best."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781400030552
  • ISBN-10: 1400030552
  • Publisher: Vintage Books USA
  • Publish Date: February 2002
  • Page Count: 247


Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Literary

 
BAM Customer Reviews