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The Mimic Men: A Novel - Part 1, Chapter 5 – Part 2, Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

V.S. Naipaul
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In Part 1, Chapter 5, Singh writes about his and Sandra’s arrival on Isabella. They expected an atmosphere of relative poverty and limitations of island life, but due to the wealth of Singh’s family, they were accepted among the social circles of the island’s wealthiest denizens. From Singh’s recently deceased grandmother, he had inherited some money made from the Bella Bella Bottling Works, which had been owned by his grandmother. He also inherited a 120-acre area of land just outside of Isabella’s main city. Singh divided the and into separate plots and advertised the plots for lease. He named the burgeoning development “Kripalville” after himself, but the name was soon colloquialized to “Crippleville.” The development was a success, and Singh became very wealthy. In light of this wealth, Singh and Sandra quickly rose to the uppermost echelons of...

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