Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [vi], 211,  pages
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001.
An attractive first American edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike dustjacket, SIGNED by author V. S. Naipaul directly on the title page.
Willie Chandran's father rejected his Brahmin heritage to marry a lower caste woman, much to his regret. As an adult, Willie contrived a new identity as a bohemian writer in 1950's London. At the brink of exhaustion, he is rescued by the love of a woman who carries him to her home in Africa where he stays for 18 years, living a life not quite his own.