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The Death of Vishnu: A Novel

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Publisher Comments:

At the opening of this masterful debut novel, Vishnu lies dying on the staircase he inhabits while his neighbors the Pathaks and the Asranis argue over who will pay for an ambulance. As the action spirals up through the floors of the apartment building we are pulled into the drama of the residents’ lives: Mr. Jalal’s obsessive search for higher meaning; Vinod Taneja’s longing for the wife he has lost; the comic elopement of Kavita Asrani, who fancies herself the heroine of a Hindi movie. Suffused with Hindu mythology, this story of one apartment building becomes a metaphor for the social and religious divisions of contemporary India, and Vishnu’s ascent of the staircase parallels the soul’s progress through the various stages of existence. As Vishnu closes in on the riddle of his own mortality, we wonder whether he might not be the god Vishnu, guardian not only of the fate of the building and its occupants, but of the entire universe.

Synopsis:

Winner of the Barnes & Noble 2001 Discover Great New Writers Award for Fiction; finalist in the First Fiction category of the 2002 Los Angeles TimesBook Awards. "Vibrantly alive, beautifully written, full of wonderfully rich and deeply human characters."

Synopsis:

In a stirring new novel that incorporates elements of Hindu mythology, an apartment building becomes a metaphor for the divisions and cultural clashes of modern India. A first novel. 50,000 first printing.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393081053
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Literary
Author:
Suri, Manil
Author:
Manil Suri
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Apartment houses
Subject:
General
Subject:
Vishnu (Hindu deity)
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Bombay
Subject:
Domestics
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Publication Date:
June 2010
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
304

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

The Death of Vishnu: A Novel
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Product details 304 pages W. W. Norton - English 9780393081053 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Winner of the Barnes & Noble 2001 Discover Great New Writers Award for Fiction; finalist in the First Fiction category of the 2002 Los Angeles TimesBook Awards. "Vibrantly alive, beautifully written, full of wonderfully rich and deeply human characters."
"Synopsis" by , In a stirring new novel that incorporates elements of Hindu mythology, an apartment building becomes a metaphor for the divisions and cultural clashes of modern India. A first novel. 50,000 first printing.
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