A House for Mr Biswas
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Date: July 2017
Duration: 21 hours 31 minutes
A House for Mr Biswas, by Nobel and Booker-Prize winning author V.S. Naipaul, is a powerful novel about one man's struggle for identity and belonging. Born into poverty, then trapped in the shackles of charity and gratitude, Mr Biswas longs for a house he can call his own. He loathes his wife and her wealthy family, upon whom he is dependent. Finding himself a mere accessory on their estate, his constant rebellion is motivated by the one thing that can symbolize his independence. The book is striking in its lush and sensual descriptions of Trinidad and was listed as one of Time magazine's 100 Best English-Language Novels from 1923-2005.
The second of two V.S. Naipaul novels to be licensed exclusively to Naxos AudioBooks, with the first being The Mimic Men, released in April.
Born in India and educated at Oxford, reader Sam Dastor's life bears parallels to the author's, giving him a deeper understanding of the themes and style of the book.