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Mystic Masseur, The
 

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Contemporary

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# Date Publisher Binding Cover
1 1957-00-00 Deutsch  

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In this slyly funny and lavishly inventive first novel, V. S. Naipaul traces the unlikely career of Ganesh Ramsumair, a failed schoolteacher and impecunious village masseur who in time becomes a revered mystic, a thriving entrepreneur, and the most beloved politician in Trinidad. To understand a little better, one has to realize that in the 1940s masseurs were the island"s medical practitioners of choice. As one character observes,

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