Book Condition: As New in As New dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.
An most attractive first printing of the first American edition in unread Fine condition in alike dustjacket, SIGNED by author V. S. Naipaul directly on the title page.
After leaving his homeland of Trinidad at the age of 17 to pursue an education at Oxford, "Vido" Naipaul carried on a faithful correspondence with his father for four years. Father and son candidly conversed about life, loneliness and hardships, and they encouraged each other to persevere with their writing. Seepersand Naipaul's aspirations went unrealized, but Vido's triumphant career vindicates his father's sacrifice; 8vo; xiv, 297,  pages; Signed by Author.