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Remembrance of things past

M.G. Vassanji’s foray into speculative fiction also recalls the author’s earlier novels

Nostalgia

M.G. Vassanji

Doubleday Canada

HAVING PREVIOUSLY mined his South Asian heritage, East African upbringing, and North American education in historically soaked fiction and non-fiction, M.G. Vassanji turns to the future in his new novel, somewhat ironically titled Nostalgia. On the surface, this slim but meaty volume may read like a departure into genre territrory – Vassanji does speculative fiction! – but the focus on characters searching for their true selves against the backdrop of a world divided between here and there is a holdover from earlier books.

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