The Last King of Scotland (Paperback)
Vintage, 9780375703317, 352pp.
Publication Date: October 26, 1999
In The Last King of Scotland Foden's Amin is as ridiculous as he is abhorrent: a grown man who must be burped like an infant, a self-proclaimed cannibalist who, at the end of his 8 years in power, would be responsible for 300,000 deaths. And as Garrigan awakens to his patient's baroque barbarism--and his own complicity in it--we enter a venturesome meditation on conscience, charisma, and the slow corruption of the human heart. Brilliantly written, comic and profound, The Last King of Scotland announces a major new talent.
Praise For The Last King of Scotland…
"Genuinely beautiful and disturbing." --The Village Voice"This decidedly quirky yet absorbing first novel--that brings to mind the diabolical Evelyn Waugh." --Los Angeles Times Book Review