Age Of Shiva by Manil SuriAge Of Shiva by Manil Suri

Age Of Shiva

byManil Suri

Paperback | May 25, 2016

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The Age of Shiva is at once a powerful story of a country in turmoil and an "unflinchingly honest" portrait of maternal love—"intricately interwoven with the ancient rites and myths" (Booklist) crucial to India's history. Meera, the narrator, is seventeen years old when she catches her first glimpse of Dev, performing a song so infused with passion that it arouses in her the first flush of erotic longing. She wonders if she can steal him away from Roopa, her older, more beautiful sister, who has brought her along to see him. It is only when her son is born that Meera begins to imagine a life of fulfillment. She engulfs him with a love so deep, so overpowering, that she must fear its consequences. Meera's unforgettable story, embodying Shiva as a symbol of religious upheaval, places The Age of Shiva among the most compelling novels to emerge from contemporary India. Reading group guide included.
Manil Suri is the best-selling author of The Death of Vishnu, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, The Age of Shiva, and The City of Devi. A native of Mumbai, he is a professor of mathematics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
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Title:Age Of ShivaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8.21 × 5.46 × 1.12 inPublished:May 25, 2016Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393333639

ISBN - 13:9780393333633

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Sweepingly ambitious, captivating. ... Affirms [Suri's] position as a writer worth serious attention. — Caryn James (New York Times Book Review)As in his first novel, Suri uses tales of Hindu gods and goddesses to illuminate mortal hearts. A rich and multilayered read. — O MagazineSuri once again triumphs. — Charles Gershman (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)A sensuous, nuanced portrait of motherhood. — The New YorkerDrawn by this compelling narrative, I read this marvelous book in one sitting. — Kiran Desai, author of The Inheritance of Loss