The Death of Vishnu

The Death of Vishnu

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Vishnu, the odd-job man in a Bombay apartment block, lies dying on the staircase landing. In his fevered state, he looks back on his love affair with the seductive Padmini while around him is played out the drama of the apartment block dwellers. Blending Hindu mythology with acutely observed social detail and a dash of Bollywood sparkle, THE DEATH OF VISHNU is a breathtaking debut.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 26mm | 281.23g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747557616
  • 9780747557616

About Manil Suri

Manil Suri was born in Bombay and is a professor of Mathematics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. THE DEATH OF VISHNU is his first novel.show more

Review quote

'Beautifully captures with great tenderness and depth the eternal war between duty and desire. This is a love letter to Bombay and its people, a non-romantic love tinged with real insight and unsentimental observation ... Suri's characters smell of cardamom and clove and have bodies that ripen like plucked mangoes' SUNDAY EXPRESS 'A magnificent debut, rich with humour, compassion and insight into what it is like to inhabit the melting pot that is contemporary Bombay, rich in celebration of humanity' SCOTSMANshow more

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