The In-Between World of Vikram Lall (Google eBook)
Vikram Lall comes of age in 1950s Kenya, at the same time that the colony is struggling towards independence. Against the unsettling backdrop of Mau Mau violence, Vic and his sister Deepa, the grandchildren of an Indian railroad worker, search for their place in a world sharply divided between Kenyans and the British. We follow Vic from a changing Africa in the fifties, to the hope of the sixties, and through the corruption and fear of the seventies and eighties. Hauntingly told in the voice of the now exiled Vic, The In-Between World of Vikram Lall is an acute and bittersweet novel of identity and family, of lost love and abiding friendship, and of the insidious legacy of the British Empire.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: The In-Between World of Vikram LallUser Review - Graham - Goodreads
This was really difficult to get through. It's just that nothing happens. The whole book is building up to something but it seems like the author just ran out of pages. It is especially sad because ... Read full review
Review: The In-Between World of Vikram LallUser Review - Michael - Goodreads
Great except the unraveling of his business dealings was crammed into the final fifth of the book, would have liked to see more on that. Read full review