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In the Shadow of the Banyan: A Novel

In the Shadow of the Banyan - Vaddey Ratner Lucidly narrated without veering into pointless exoticism. It is a harrowing tale but I wonder if history disguised as fiction (especially semi-authobiographic in nature) writes itself as a good tale due to the strangeness of the experience, as well as the foreignness of the locale. Does it make one more forgiving of the quality of the writing when it is not as polished?