Dead Money

Dead Money

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"An impressive debut."-Publishers Weekly
***International Book Awards Finalist -- Best New Fiction***

They said you can't take your money with you when you die.

What if they were wrong? Srinath Adiga's timely satire explores the pitfalls of modern capitalism and the dangerous power of myth.

Hong Kong, 2002. A stock market trader desperate to pay off a gangster debt invents a scam: Afterlife Dollars. A product inspired by an ancient Chinese custom that allows people to buy their way into heaven.

It's the beginning of a dizzying chain reaction that ripples in Mumbai, where one man does the unthinkable to secure his afterlife--while thousands of miles away in Amsterdam, another man races against time to stop an apocalypse. As a cast of larger-than-life characters grapple with unprecedented moral dilemmas, their choices will affect the rest of humanity.

Profound, exhilarating and full of unexpected twists, Dead Money balances intelligence and dark humour with compassion, empathy and hope. Its cleverness lies in its ability to convince us that the impossible can happen--a compelling, thought-provoking read at a time when the world stares at an uncertain future.

"A memorable premise lifts Adiga's impressive debut. Adiga makes the central conceit work as he effectively sends up the tendency of people to believe anything."-Publishers Weekly

"Exhilarating pace, intriguing proposition, and plenty of dark laughs: Dead Money's the thriller I'll be burning through in the afterlife."-Kate Veitch, author of Without a Backward Glance and Trust

"A unique and highly original story. If you've ever wondered about the rise of BitCoin or how money really works, you'll enjoy this book."-Sion Scott-Wilson, author of The Sleepwalker's Introduction to Flight
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 152mm | 426g
  • BC, Canada
  • English
  • 1771682167
  • 9781771682169
  • 1,926,534

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"Quality prose, sharp dialogue, and a devilishly clever plot that has us believing that the incredible just might actually be possible." --Nick Bleszysinki, Author of Shoot Straight, You Bastards!
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About Srinath Adiga

After living in four continents, Srinath Adiga has forged a unique voice based on his travels and attempts to find common threads that unite humanity. His debut novel Dead Money was inspired by the 2007 global financial crisis, which occurred around the same time as a personal tragedy. He's currently based in the UK where he works as a freelance copywriter.

Connect with Srinath @srinath_adiga and be sure to check out
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Rating details

90 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 38% (34)
4 39% (35)
3 17% (15)
2 4% (4)
1 2% (2)
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