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The Death of Vishnu: A Novel Paperback – January 1, 2002

3.8 out of 5 stars 179 ratings

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"[A] literary accomplishment. eloquent, refined and tasteful. (Washington Post Book World)

"The reader is swept away by Suri's fresh, witty observations and tender comic moments." (Seattle Times)

"[THE DEATH OF VISHNU] reads like the work of a highly skilled and experienced practitioner of the writer's craft." (The Los Angeles Times Book Review)

"Suri, at his best, reveals not only a collision of modern and mythic India but a commingling of them." (San Fransisco Chronicle)

"Marvelously life-embracing . THE DEATH OF VISHNU is a seamlessly constructed, quietly eloquent work of art." (Newsday)

"Enchanting.Masterfully created.No telling detail or private vanity escapes the author's comic yet infinitely compassionate scrutiny." (Boston Globe)

"A delightful and rich first novel.lyrical." (Wall Street Journal)

"Deft and confident ." (New York Times Book Review)

About the Author

Manil Suri, a native of Mumbai (Bombay, has lived in the United States since 1979. He is a professor of mathematics at the University of Maryland Baltimore County His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker. The Death of Vishnu is his first novel.


Product details

  • Publisher : Harper Perennial; 1st edition (January 1, 2002)
  • Language: : English
  • Paperback : 301 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 006000438X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0060004385
  • Item Weight : 8.8 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.31 x 0.68 x 8 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.8 out of 5 stars 179 ratings

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3.0 out of 5 stars Great characterisation but lost its way a bit
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant though not immortal
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