The Death Of Vishnu: A Novel

Paperback | December 19, 2007

byManil Suri

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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 teenagers 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.

Blending incisive comedy with Hindu mythology and a dash of Bollywood sparkle,The Death of Vishnuis an intimate and compelling view of an unforgettable world.

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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 teenagers 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...

Manil Suri, a native of Mumbai (formerly Bombay), has lived in the United States since 1979. He is a professor of mathematics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. His fiction has appeared inThe New Yorker.The Death of Vishnu, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, is the first novel in a trilogy.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.75 inPublished:December 19, 2007Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061467065

ISBN - 13:9780061467066

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"[A] literary accomplishment? eloquent, refined and tasteful. (Washington Post Book World)