Commission: Cover design for ‘A Design For Mr.Biswas” by V.S. Naipaul.

Client: Picador

Such a wonderful story to interpret as an illustration

Available  February 2016

House for Mr.Biswas by V.S.Naipaul'

Front cover design ‘House for Mr.Biswas by V.S.Naipaul’

A House for Mr Biswas

Picador Classic

With an introduction by Teju Cole

He was struck again and again by the wonder of being in his own house, the audacity of it: to walk in through his own front gate, to bar entry to whoever he wished, to close his doors and windows every night.

Mr. Biswas has been told since the day of his birth that misfortune will follow him – and so it has. Meaning only to avoid punishment, he causes the death of his father and the dissolution of his family. Wanting simply to flirt with a beautiful woman, he ends up marrying her, and reluctantly relying on her domineering family for support. But in spite of endless setbacks, Mr. Biswas is determined to achieve independence, and so he begins his gruelling struggle to buy a home of his own.

A House for Mr Biswas is Nobel Prize in Literature winner V. S. Naipaul’s unforgettable masterpiece. Heart-rending and darkly comic, it has been hailed as one of the twentieth century’s finest novels, a classic that evokes a man’s quest for autonomy against the backdrop of post-colonial Trinidad.
‘A work of great comic power qualified with firm and unsentimental compassion’ Anthony Burgess

Genre: Classic
ISBN: 9781509803507
Published: 25/02/2016

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