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Giles Foden   The Last King of Scotland  
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The Last King of Scotland: an excerpt

  The electrifying presence at the center of Giles Foden's remarkable fiction debut is the Ugandan dictator Idi Amin: famously brutal and paradoxically revealed as a man of irresistible magnetism. The Last King of Scotland follows Nicholas Garrigan, who after fleeing his native Scotland finds himself in the bizarre position of being enlisted as Aminís personal physician. Seduced by his brilliance and charm, Garrigan soon finds himself in the inner circle of the most brutal dictators in recent memory. When he realizes the magnitude of the atrocities inflicted upon the country by Amin's regime, Garrigan must grapple with his own complicity. The Last King of Scotland is a terrifying and mesmerizing portrait of a particularly ugly chapter in modern history.

In this issue of Bold Type you'll find an interview with Giles Foden and an excerpt from The Last King of Scotland.


 
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