By V. S. Naipaul

ISBN-10: 0307776581

ISBN-13: 9780307776587

Within the "brilliant novel" (The big apple Times) V.S. Naipaul takes us deeply into the lifetime of one man--an Indian who, uprooted via the bloody tides of 3rd international background, has come to stay in an remoted city on the bend of a good river in a newly self sustaining African country. Naipaul provides us the main convincing and traumatic imaginative and prescient but of what occurs in a spot stuck among the dangerously eye-catching sleek global and its personal tenacious previous and traditions.

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The Adjutant watched the spectacle of his superior shattering with something akin to sorrow. There went the cushy job. ” He kept his voice low and modulated. No sense sending the old boy into another tantrum. “I—I want to go up there . . see what he looks like . . see what I can d-do . ” An hour later the Sikorsky carried the General to the Maginot Line of silent saucers. Twenty minutes later he was back, bathed in sweat, and white as a fish-belly. “Horrible. All hair and eyes. Horrible. ” He croaked a few more words, and sank into a chair.

There was a weird sound of clacking and coughing from the ship, as though some intricate mechanism within were erupting. Then, as they watched, the glassite pillar rose up out of the ship . . . and the person was within. Unmistakably, his face was a violence of rage and hatred. His fists beat against the glassite, and he roared— silently, for no sound could be picked up by the audio ears— inside the pillar. He spat, and blood—red and thick—dotted the clear glassite. His mouth opened screaming wide and long, sharp teeth could be seen.

He whirled once, driving them back farther with the black hole of the Brandelmeier’s bell mouth. Again he hesitated (not knowing why) to fire upon them. He sensed they were enemies. But still they were unarmed. And yet, that had never stopped him before. The village in TetraOmsk Territory, beyond the Volga somewhere. They had been unarmed there, too, but the square had been filled with civilians he had not hesitated to burn. Why was he hesitating now? The Brandelmeier continued in its silence. Qarlo detected a commotion behind the crowd, above the crowd’s inherent commotion.

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