Miguel Street

by V.S. Naipaul

Book Info

Author V.S. Naipaul
Year 1959

Book Description

No. of Mentions: 21

Year of publication: 1959 (Andre Deutsch)

Author Birthplace: Trinidad

Residence: UK

Genre: Fiction

Summary: Seventeen short stories, linked by characters who live on Miguel Street in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The New York Times says, “The sketches are written lightly, so that tragedy is understated and comedy is overstated, yet the ring of truth always prevails”.

Comments: “This was a book on the curriculum when I was at secondary school in Trinidad and I thought that it in no way reflected my life but I realised that so many of the characters were familiar and so too their problems. Not just familiar but all around me.” Nicole Roberts