Book cover for A Bend in the River

A Bend in the River



20 February 2020
352 pages
Imprint: Picador


Naipaul has fashioned a work of intense imaginative force. It is a haunting creation, rich with incident and human bafflement, played out in an immense detail of landscape rendered with a poignant brilliance
Always a master of fictional landscape, Naipaul here shows, in his variety of human examples and in his search for underlying social causes, a Tolstoyan spirit
Brilliant and terrifying