Now in its Picador paperback edition, this latest novel from literary heavyweight, V.S. Naipaul was critically acclaimed on its hardback publication. Exploring the clash of cultures between East and West, it tells the story of Willie Chandran, and Indian man searching for himself in the bohemian and immigrant communities of post-war London. "The best novel I have read this year." Antonia Fraser. "The greatest living writer in English at his finest" "Observer".