A House for Mr Biswas - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Once the house is officially theirs, the Biswas family visits the house again, this time in broad daylight, only to discover that it is in no condition for them to move into right now. The sun reveals flaws that no one noticed on the first two visits. Biswas is upset, saying that the clerk is a crook. They have to make basic repairs before they can move in, and they hire a mason and painters, borrowing more money. Then they discover that the septic tank has to be replaced and they have to borrow money again. Finally, they move in, but they are dispirited.

Mr. Biswas visits the next door neighbor and finds out that the clerk has built the house himself, as a hobby. The neighbor reveals more problems with the house, but Mr. Biswas tries to maintain focus on the fact that it is...

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