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Last Man in Tower
 
 
Author
Aravind Adiga.
Publisher Vintage  
Format paperback
ISBN 9780307739834
Pages/Publication Date 467/2012
Daedalus Item Code 29380
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(Best Book of the Year: Boston Globe, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Daily Beast) The Booker Prize–winning author of The White Tiger returns with this stunning novel of greed and murder in contemporary Mumbai. At the center of the story are two equally compelling men: real estate developer Dharmen Shah has created a commercial empire and plans to seal his legacy with a luxury high-rise named the Shanghai. He is a dangerous man to refuse, yet he meets his unlikely match in one of his tenants, a retired schoolteacher named Masterji. Even when Shah offers a generous buyout to the residents of Masterji's once respectable, now crumbling apartment building, the man refuses to abandon his longtime home. As the demolition deadline looms and the deal remains unsettled, neighbors become enemies and acquaintances turn into conspirators who risk losing their humanity in their hunger for Shah's money, in a richly told, suspense-fueled story of ordinary people pushed to their limits.

"A rare achievement.... [Aravind] Adiga captures with heartbreaking authenticity the real struggle in Indian cities, which is for dignity. A funny yet deeply melancholic work, Last Man in Tower is a brilliant, and remarkably mature, second novel."—Economist (London)

"Provocative and decadent.... The kind of novel that's so richly insightful ... it's hard to know where to begin singing its praises.... Vain, shrewd and stubborn, [Masterji] is one of the most delightfully contradictory characters to appear in recent fiction."—Washington Post

 
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