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  • Location: Leeds, Weston Super Mare, London, New York

The Kosher Deli

The Kosher Deli

Why a Booktrail?

1990s: A man grapples with his mixed Indian-Jewish heritage and his love of food

  • ISBN: 978-1910453780
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

Vic is twenty, naive and drifting grappling with his mixed Indian-Jewish heritage.

When he meets Yvonne activist, hedonist, social justice warrior his life changes in ways he could never have imagined.

They travel together from Leeds to London to New York. While Vic navigates fast-paced restaurant scenes, Yvonne ventures into the world of underground political music and tensions begin to rise. What begins as hedonistic travelling and young romance soon takes a darker turn as the racist underbelly of society is exposed with violent and fatal outcomes.

Travel Guide

Travel from Leeds, London, Weston Super Mare and New York City

Set in the early 1990s, the novel follows Vik and Yvonne on their journey from Leeds to London to New York. A contemporary novel with a lot of food, plenty of music and the zeitgeist of the era. The cities are backdrops to the story but wherever you are, the 1990s and all the memories from that era are what guides the reader on the same journey as the characters. This isn’t a story about destination, but about journey.

The characters and their experiences of each city is interesting: Vik is a 20-year-old English boy of Jewish/Indian mixed heritage and Yvonne, a Scottish activist who strives for social justice. It’s fascinating to see each place through their eyes!

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Kosher Deli

Destination: Leeds, Weston Super Mare, London, New York  Author/guide: Ivan Wainewright Departure Time: 1990s

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