The Death of Vishnu

Suri, Manil

Book - 2008
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Death of Vishnu
"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.

Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2008
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial ed
ISBN: 9780061467066
Branch Call Number: FICTION SURI 2008
Characteristics: 301, 16 p. ;,20 cm


From Library Staff

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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