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ISBN13: 9780393333633
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The Age of Shiva is at once a powerful story of a country in turmoil and an "unflinchingly honest" portrait of maternal love, "intricately interwoven with the ancient rites and myths" (Booklist) crucial to India's history.

Meera, the narrator, is seventeen years old when she catches her first glimpse of Dev, performing a song so infused with passion that it arouses in her the first flush of erotic longing. She wonders if she can steal him away from Roopa, her older, more beautiful sister, who has brought her along to see him.

It is only when her son is born that Meera begins to imagine a life of fulfillment. She engulfs him with a love so deep, so overpowering, that she must fear its consequences.

Meera's unforgettable story, embodying Shiva as a symbol of religious upheaval, places The Age of Shiva among the most compelling novels to emerge from contemporary India.

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"Drawn by this compelling narrative, I read this marvelous book in one sitting." Kiran Desai, author of The Inheritance of Loss

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"A stunning novel, proof that Manil Suri is a major storyteller of heart and intelligence." Amy Tan

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"Sweepingly ambitious, captivating. ... Affirms [Suri's] position as a writer worth serious attention." New York Times Book Review

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"Suri once again triumphs." Charles Gershman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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"As in his first novel, Suri uses tales of Hindu gods and goddesses to illuminate mortal hearts. A rich and multilayered read." O Magazine

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"A sensuous, nuanced portrait of motherhood." The New Yorker

Synopsis:

'\"In The Age of ShivaIndia\'s birth as a new nation parallels a woman\'s complex psychological journey confronting tradition and modernity. Exchanging sentimentality for clear vision, Suri reveals an immense humanity, and a tenderness for women making their way in a world of men. Drawn by this compelling narrative, I read this marvelous book in one sitting.\" \'\"Kiran Desai, author of The Inheritance of Loss, recipient of the Man Booker Prize\n

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Synopsis:

"A stunning novel, proof that Manil Suri is a major storyteller of heart and intelligence." --Amy Tan

Synopsis:

The Age of Shiva is at once a powerful story of a country in turmoil and an "unflinchingly honest" portrait of maternal love--"intricately interwoven with the ancient rites and myths" (Booklist) crucial to India's history. Meera, the narrator, is seventeen years old when she catches her first glimpse of Dev, performing a song so infused with passion that it arouses in her the first flush of erotic longing. She wonders if she can steal him away from Roopa, her older, more beautiful sister, who has brought her along to see him.

It is only when her son is born that Meera begins to imagine a life of fulfillment. She engulfs him with a love so deep, so overpowering, that she must fear its consequences.

Meera's unforgettable story, embodying Shiva as a symbol of religious upheaval, places The Age of Shiva among the most compelling novels to emerge from contemporary India. Reading group guide included.

Synopsis:

National Bestseller

About the Author

Manil Suri's first novel, The Death of Vishnu, won the 2002 Barnes and Noble Discover Prize and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. He lives in Maryland, where he is a mathematics professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

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Mara Lee, May 15, 2010 (view all comments by Mara Lee)
I have rarely read such a real female character written by a man. This is a stunning book, with all the jealousies, affection and frictions laid bear in two Indian families. I also recommend Death of Vishnu.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393333633
Author:
Suri, Manil
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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Product details 464 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393333633 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Drawn by this compelling narrative, I read this marvelous book in one sitting."
"Review" by , "A stunning novel, proof that Manil Suri is a major storyteller of heart and intelligence."
"Review" by , "Sweepingly ambitious, captivating. ... Affirms [Suri's] position as a writer worth serious attention."
"Review" by , "Suri once again triumphs."
"Review" by , "As in his first novel, Suri uses tales of Hindu gods and goddesses to illuminate mortal hearts. A rich and multilayered read."
"Review" by , "A sensuous, nuanced portrait of motherhood."
"Synopsis" by , '\"In The Age of ShivaIndia\'s birth as a new nation parallels a woman\'s complex psychological journey confronting tradition and modernity. Exchanging sentimentality for clear vision, Suri reveals an immense humanity, and a tenderness for women making their way in a world of men. Drawn by this compelling narrative, I read this marvelous book in one sitting.\" \'\"Kiran Desai, author of The Inheritance of Loss, recipient of the Man Booker Prize\n

'

"Synopsis" by , "A stunning novel, proof that Manil Suri is a major storyteller of heart and intelligence." --Amy Tan
"Synopsis" by , The Age of Shiva is at once a powerful story of a country in turmoil and an "unflinchingly honest" portrait of maternal love--"intricately interwoven with the ancient rites and myths" (Booklist) crucial to India's history. Meera, the narrator, is seventeen years old when she catches her first glimpse of Dev, performing a song so infused with passion that it arouses in her the first flush of erotic longing. She wonders if she can steal him away from Roopa, her older, more beautiful sister, who has brought her along to see him.

It is only when her son is born that Meera begins to imagine a life of fulfillment. She engulfs him with a love so deep, so overpowering, that she must fear its consequences.

Meera's unforgettable story, embodying Shiva as a symbol of religious upheaval, places The Age of Shiva among the most compelling novels to emerge from contemporary India. Reading group guide included.

"Synopsis" by , National Bestseller
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