The Enigma of Arrival by V. S. Naipaul

The novel is a semi-autobiographical work that explores the life of an unnamed protagonist who migrates from the Caribbean to rural England. As he grapples with feelings of alienation and displacement, he undergoes a profound personal transformation. He observes the slow decay of the English countryside and the changing lives of those around him, which mirror his own internal changes. The narrative is a complex exploration of themes such as identity, belonging, and the passage of time.

The 3059th greatest book of all time


Published
1987
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
320-380
Words
128,000
Original Language
English

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