Enigma of Arrival,The
Taking its title from the strangely frozen picture by the surrealist painter Giorgio de Chirico, The Enigma of Arrival tells the story of a young Indian from the Caribbean arriving in post-imperial England and consciously, over many years, finding himself as a writer. It is a story of a journey, from one place to another, and is perhaps Naipaul’s most autobiographical work. Yet alongside this he weaves a rich and complex web of invention and observation.
This is a moving and beautiful novel told with great dignity, compassion and candour.
Author: V.S. Naipaul