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A Bend In The River
Author: V S Naipaul

Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 0-330-48714-0
Pages: 326
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In the "brilliant novel" (The New York Times) V.S. Naipaul takes us deeply into the life of one man-an Indian who, uprooted by the bloody tides of Third World history, has come to live in an isolated town at the bend of a great river in a newly independent African nation. Naipaul gives us the most convincing and disturbing vision yet of what happens in a place caught between the dangerously alluring modern world and its own tenacious past and traditions.