Guerrillas
V.S. Naipaul
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V. S. Naipaul’s novel of fraudulent revolution, schizophrenia and murder.

Set on a troubled Caribbean island – where Asians, Africans, Americans and former British colonials co-exist in a state of suppressed hysteria – Guerrillas is a novel of colonialism and revolution. A white man arrives with his mistress, an Englishwoman influenced by fantasies of native power and sexuality, unaware of the consequences of her actions.

Together with a leader of the ‘revolution’, they act out a gripping drama of death, sexual violence and spiritual impotence. Guerrillas depicts a convulsion in public life, and ends in private violence. The novel comes with extraordinary force from the centre of a profound moral awareness of the world’s plight.

‘Impeccable . . . Guerrillas seems to me Naipaul’s Heart of Darkness: a brilliant artist’s anatomy of emptiness, and of despair’—Observer
ISBN 9780330522915Category FictionSubcategory Literary Fiction
Publisher Pan Macmillan UKImprint PicadorPublished 19/08/2011
Format 198 x 126Binding PaperbackPage extent 272
author note
V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He went to England on a scholarship... »
 
 
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