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A Way in the World

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Written by V.S. NaipaulAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by V.S. Naipaul

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: June 24, 1995
  • Price: $15.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-76166-2 (0-679-76166-7)
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Naipaul intertwines memory and history to create an ambitious fictional archaeology of colonialism. Spanning continents and centuries and defying literary categories, A Way in the World tells intersecting stories whose protagonists include the disgraced and half-demented Sir Walter Raleigh who seeks El Dorado in the New World; the 19th century insurgent Francisco Miranda who becomes entangled in his own fantasies and borrowed ideas; and the doomed Blair, a present-day Caribbean revolutionary stranded in East Africa. Among these presences is a narrator who bears a telling resemblance to Naipaul himself: a Trinidadian writer of Indian ancestry and English residence boldly trying to come to terms with the mystery and transience that is his inheritance.