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Inhaltsangabe: Searing. Explosive. Lyrical. Compassionate. Here is the astonishing new novel by the Man Booker Prize?winning author of The White Tiger, a book that took rage and anger at injustice and turned it into a thrilling murder story. Now, with the same fearlessness and insight, Aravind Adiga broadens his canvas to give us a riveting story of money and power, luxury and deprivation, set in the booming city of Mumbai.
At the heart of this novel are two equally compelling men, poised for a showdown. Real estate developer Dharmen Shah rose from nothing to create an empire and hopes to seal his legacy with a building named the Shanghai, which promises to be one of the city?s most elite addresses. Larger-than-life Shah is a dangerous man to refuse. But he meets his match in a retired schoolteacher called Masterji. Shah offers Masterji and his neighbors?the residents of Vishram Society?s Tower A, a once respectable, now crumbling apartment building on whose site Shah?s luxury high-rise would be built?a generous buyout. They can?t believe their good fortune. Except, that is, for Masterji, who refuses to abandon the building he has long called home. As the demolition deadline looms, desires mount; neighbors become enemies, and acquaintances turn into conspirators who risk losing their humanity to score their payday.
Here is a richly told, suspense-fueled story of ordinary people pushed to their limits in a place that knows none: the new India as only Aravind Adiga could explore?and expose?it. Vivid, visceral, told with both humor and poignancy, Last Man in Tower is his most stunning work yet.
Über den Autor: Aravind Adiga is the author of The White Tiger, which was awarded the 2008 Man Booker Prize, and a collection of stories, Between the Assassinations. He was born in India and attended Columbia and Oxford universities. He is a former correspondent for Time magazine whose work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, The Sunday Times (London), and the Financial Times, among other publications. He lives in India.
Buchbeschreibung Thorndike Press, 2011. Buchzustand: Very Good. Lrg. N/A. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP70294120
Buchbeschreibung Thorndike Press, 2011. Buchzustand: Good. Lrg. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP71202908
Buchbeschreibung Thorndike Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2652805999
Buchbeschreibung Thorndike Pr. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1410443167I3N10
Buchbeschreibung Thorndike Pr. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Dust Cover Missing. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1410443167I4N11
Buchbeschreibung Thorndike Pr. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows a small amount of wear - very good condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1410443167I4N10
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97814104431684.0
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97814104431683.0
Buchbeschreibung Thorndike Press, 2011. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Lrg. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX1410443167
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Last Man in Tower (Thorndike Reviewers Choice). Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU0340358