Set on a troubled Caribbean island - where Asians, Africans, Americans and former British colonials co-exist in a state of suppressed hysteria - Guerrillas is a novel of colonialism and revolution.
A white man arrives with his mistress, an Englishwoman influenced by fantasies of native power and sexuality, unaware of the consequences of her actions.
Together with a leader of the `revolution', they act out a gripping drama of death, sexual violence and spiritual impotence.
Guerrillas depicts a convulsion in public life, and ends in private violence.
The novel comes with extraordinary force from the centre of a profound moral awareness of the world's plight. `Impeccable . . . Guerrillas seems to me Naipaul's Heart of Darkness: a brilliant artist's anatomy of emptiness, and of despair' Observer
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 01/08/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780330522915