Serious Men

ISBN-10: 0393338592

ISBN-13: 9780393338591

Edition: 2010

Authors: Manu Joseph

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Ayyan Mani, one of the thousands of dalit (untouchable caste) men trapped in Mumbai’s slums, works in the Institute of Theory and Research as the lowly assistant to the director, a brilliant self-assured astronomer. Ever wily and ambitious, Ayyan weaves two plots, one involving his knowledge of an illicit romance between his married boss and the institute’s first female researcher, and another concerning his young son and his soap-opera-addicted wife. Ayyan quickly finds his deceptions growing intertwined, even as the Brahmin scientists wage war over the question of aliens in outer space. In his debut novel, Manu Joseph expertly picks apart the dynamics of this complex world, offering humorous takes on proselytizing nuns and chronicling the vanquished director serving as guru to his former colleagues. This is at once a moving portrait of love and its strange workings and a hilarious portrayal of men’s runaway egos and ambitions.
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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/2/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

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