The Mystic Masseur (novel)
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|Author||V. S. Naipaul|
The novel is about a frustrated writer of Indian descent who rises from an impoverished background to become a successful politician on the back of his dubious talent as a 'mystic' masseur - a masseur who can cure illnesses.
Publication and critical reception
The Mystic Masseur won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in 1958.
- French, Patrick (2008), The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V. S. Naipaul, New York: Alfred Knopf, ISBN 978-0-307-27035-1
- The Mystic Masseur on IMDb
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