Book :: A Bend in the River

A Bend in the River
By: V. S. Naipaul
Pages: 336
Published: 1979
Genre(s): Africa
Literary Fiction
Award(s): Nobel Prize in Literature (2001)
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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...

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Slow start first half and then captivating!!

Dec 4th, 2016

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Jun 9th, 2015

A Bend in the River appears on these lists...

83rd on 100 Best Novels by Modern Library

83rd on 100 Greatest Novels of All Time by The Guardian

67th on 100 Novels Everyone Should Read by Telegraph