Author: V.S. NAIPAUL
Translator: Sang-ok Lee
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About This Book
"A stranger could drive through Miguel Street and just say 'Slum!' because he
could see no more." But to its residents this derelict corner of Trinidad's
capital is a complete world, where everybody is quite different from everybody
else. There's Popo the carpenter, who neglects his livelihood to build "the
thing without a name." There's Man-man, who goes from running for public office
to staging his own crucifixion, and the dreaded Big Foot, the bully with glass
tear ducts. There's the lovely Mrs. Hereira, in thrall to her monstrous husband.
In this tender, funny early novel, V.S. Naipaul renders their lives (and the
legends their neighbors construct around them) with Dickensian verve and
Chekhovian compassion. Set during World War II and narrated by an unnamed - but
precociously observant - neighborhood boy, Miguel Street is a work of mercurial
mood shifts, by turns sweetly melancholy and anarchically funny. It overflows
with life on every page.
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