9780393342826

The Death of Vishnu

  • ISBN 13:

    9780393342826

  • ISBN 10:

    0393342824

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 06/18/2012
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

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Summary

In Manil Suri's debut novel, Vishnu, the odd-job man, lies dying on the staircase of an apartment building while around him unfold the lives of its inhabitants: warring housewives, lovesick teenagers, a grieving widower. 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. A deft and confident first novel . . . the finely burnished plots, the oblique irony and understated prose; above all, the sense of equipoise. All this The Death of Vishnu has, and more.-New York Times Book Review, front-page review A finely observed comedy of manners that evolves into searing tragedy, rendered in a tone of wry detachment that paradoxically illuminates its characters' essential humanity . . . that rare storytelling feat, an evocation of the tragic consequences of comedy.-Los Angeles Times Book Review

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