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A stunning novel of the present moment that takes us into the
hearts and minds of those who use terrorism as an ideal and a way
of life, and those who aspire to the frightening power of
Abandoning a life he felt was not his own, Willie Chandran (the
hero of Half a Life) moves to Berlin where his sister's radical
political awakening inspires him to join a liberation movement in
India. There, in the jungles and dirt-poor small villages, through
months of secrecy and night marches, Willie - a solitary, inward
man - discovers both the idealism and brutality of guerilla
warfare. When he finally escapes the movement, he is imprisoned for
the murder of three policemen. Released unexpectedly on condition
he return to England, he attempts to climb back into life in the
West, but his experience of wealth, love and despair in London only
bedevils him further.
Magic Seeds is a moving tale of a man searching
for his life and fearing he has wasted it, and a testing study of
the conflicts between the rich and the poor, and the struggles
within each. Its spare, elegant prose sizzles with devastating
psychological analysis, bleak humour and astonishing characters.
Only V. S. Naipaul could have written a novel so attuned to the
world and so much a challenge to it.