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Noon Book Group: A House for Mr. Biswas by V. S. Naipaul

When:
September 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2019-09-13T12:00:00-04:00
2019-09-13T14:00:00-04:00
Where:
Wayland Library
5 Concord Rd Wayland MA

A House for Mr. Biswas by V. S. Naipaul

“The Nobel Prize winner’s first great novel” (Barack Obama), A House for Mr. Biswas is an unforgettable story inspired by Naipaul’s father that has been hailed as one of the twentieth century’s finest novels. 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. 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. A heartrending, dark comedy of manners, A House for Mr. Biswas masterfully evokes a man’s quest for autonomy against an emblematic post-colonial canvas.

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