A House for Mr. Biswas

A House for Mr. Biswas

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Owning a small portion of the Trinidad earth and a respectable house of his own is the dream that sustains Mohun Biswas through a life of frustration and despair after he marries into the domineering Tulsi family.
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 2001
Edition: First Vintage International edition
ISBN: 9780375707162
0375707166
Branch Call Number: FIC NAIPAUL 2001
Characteristics: 564 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: House for Mister Biswas

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jmreid1220
Dec 29, 2018

On Barack Obama's Top Books of 2018

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brangwinn
Oct 26, 2018

I chuckled often when I read this story inspired by the Nobel prize-winning author’s father. Set in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tabago, Naipaul takes us into the extended Indian family who emigrated to work in the sugar cane fields. I enjoyed the mix of humor and sadness, as there seems to be no way to improve his standings. Yes, he has a house but, but by many standards there’s still a lot to be desired.

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doodletoo
Jul 28, 2010

One of my all time favorite books. Mr. Biswas made my heart ache and my belly laugh

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