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The Death of Vishnu

Suri, Manil (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Death of Vishnu
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"Vishnu, the odd-job man in a Bombay apartment block, lies dying on the staircase landing. Around him the lives of the apartment dwellers unfold: the warring housewives on the first floor, lovesick teenages on the second, and the quietly grieving widower on the top floor of the building. In a fevered state Vishnu looks back on his love affair with the seductive Padmini and wonders if he might actually be the god Vishnu, guardian of the entire universe." -- [P. 4] of cover.
Authors: Suri, Manil
Title: The death of Vishnu
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2008
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial ed
Characteristics: 301, 16 p. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Manil Suri
Notes: Includes 16 p. section at the back of the book titled, "P.S. : insights, interviews and more--"
Summary: "Vishnu, the odd-job man in a Bombay apartment block, lies dying on the staircase landing. Around him the lives of the apartment dwellers unfold: the warring housewives on the first floor, lovesick teenages on the second, and the quietly grieving widower on the top floor of the building. In a fevered state Vishnu looks back on his love affair with the seductive Padmini and wonders if he might actually be the god Vishnu, guardian of the entire universe." -- [P. 4] of cover.
ISBN: 9780061467066
0061467065
Branch Call Number: FICTION SURI 2008
Subject Headings: Death Fiction Household employees Fiction Mumbai (India) Fiction Apartment houses Fiction
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Topical Term: Death
Household employees
Apartment houses
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Stunning debut novel. Suri's writing captures Indian, urban life spot-on, and his characters are full of humor, charm, and pathos. You won't want this novel to end.

A poor man lays dying on the floor of a Bombay apartment building. As he recalls the stories of his youth and early adulthood, the question emerges: is he possibly the reincarnation of the Hindu God Vishnu?


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