Great Waste

vs-naipaul

INTERVIEWER: Do you ever wonder what would have become of you if you had stayed in Trinidad?

NAIPAUL: I would have killed myself. A friend of mine did—out of stress, I think. He was a boy of mixed race. A lovely boy, and very bright. It was a great waste.

-The Art of Fiction 154, Paris Review

Escape your home when you must, otherwise your home will imprison you.

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