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The Death of Vishnu: A Novel - Manil Suri
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The title of Manil Suri's first novel gets right to the point. His protagonist, having purchased the right to sleep on the ground-floor landing of a Bombay apartment house, slips slowly from a coma into death. As this aging alcoholic takes leave of the earth, his neighbors surround him, arguing over who gave Vishnu a few dried chapatis, who called the doctor for him, and who will pay for the ambulance to cart him away. Meanwhile, the hero of The Death of Vishnu is lost in memories. Drifting through increasingly vivid scenes from his past, he recalls his relatively rare snatches of love and joy--and especially his romance with Padmini, a self-involved prostitute. On one particular day, it seems, he stole one of his employer's cars and drove his love interest to the honeymoon town of Lonavala, where he showered her with gifts and finally lifted her veil to kiss her like a bride: Then the absurdity of the situation strikes him. The preposterousness of his images, the foolishness of his feelings, the comicality of chasing currents that skim across Padmini's face. He thinks how absurd this whole trip has been, how absurd is the presence of the two of them in Lonavala, how absurd is the scenery itself that stretches before them. He thinks of poor, ridiculous Mr. Jalal, waiting back in Bombay for his Fiat, and of how Padmini will react when he asks her to buy them petrol so they can get back. Vishnu also recalls his secret passion for Kavita Asrani contemporary,domestic life,fiction,literary,literature and fiction,women's fiction Literature & Fiction, W. W. Norton & Company

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2001, ISBN: 0393050424

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The Death of Vishnu

Suffused with Hindu mythology, this story of one apartment building becomes a metaphor for the social and religious divisions of contemporary India, and Vishnu's ascent of the staircase parallels the soul's progress through the various stages of existence. As Vishnu closes in on the riddle of his own mortality, readers ponder whether he might not be the god Vishnu, guardian not only of the fate of the building and its occupants, but of the entire universe.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780393050424
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0393050424
Hardcover
Paperback
Publishing year: 2001
Publisher: W W NORTON & CO
295 Pages
Weight: 0,630 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 0393050424

ISBN - alternate spelling:
0-393-05042-4, 978-0-393-05042-4


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