My favourite — a dual timescale novel! One thread tells of Sameer, a young lawyer working in London, who is offered a job in Singapore. His parents feel he should move back to Leicester and help with the family business. The other thread is about his greandfather who grew up in Uganda.
First novel from the co-winner of the inaugural #Merky Books New Writers' Prize-who by day is an international dispute resolution lawyer-is based on the author's own family history and moves between two continents and several generations. In present-day London, Sameer, a successful lawyer, is called back to his family home by an unexpected tragedy, and starts to unpick his family history. In 1960s Uganda, Hasan is struggling to run the family business when a new regime seizes power and he faces losing everything.