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The Resource The City of Devi

The City of Devi

Label
The City of Devi
Title
The City of Devi
Statement of responsibility
by Manil Suri
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A dazzling, multilayered novel that not only encompasses a searing love story but, with its epic reach from quarks to mythology to geopolitics, also encapsulates the fate of the entire world.As Mumbai empties under the threat of imminent nuclear annihilation, Sarita, a thirty-three-year-old statistician, can only think of one thing: being reunited with Karun, her physicist husband. Why has he vanished? Who is he running from? How will they form the family of three he's always wanted? To find him, Sarita must journey across the surreal landscape of a near-abandoned city, braving gangs of competing Hindu and Muslim hoodlums. Joining her is Jaz—nominally a Muslim but whose true religion has always been sex with other men. Danger lurks around every corner, but so does the incongruous and the absurd: the patron goddess Devi Ma has even materialized on a beach to save her city from harm. Sarita's search leads her to this beach, thrusting her into a trinity so mercurial, so consuming, that it will alter her life more fundamentally than any apocalypse to come.Fearlessly provocative, wickedly comedic, and propelled with rocket-fuel energy, The City of Devi exuberantly upends assumptions of politics, religion, sex, and India's global emergence
Summary
Resolving to reunite with her missing physicist husband as Mumbai is evacuated in the wake of a nuclear threat, statistician Sarita journeys through the surreal landscape of a dangerous near-abandoned city in the company of a prolific companion and meets an incarnation of the patron goddess Devi Ma
Storyline
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Audio
Accompanying matter
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10202210
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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  • Suri, Manil
  • Adam, Vikas
  • Ayyar, Priya
Dewey number
813.54
PerformerNote
Read by Vikas Adam and Priya Ayyar
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The City of Devi
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Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
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unknown
Control code
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not applicable
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781483060903
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not applicable
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not applicable
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other
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True
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unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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not applicable
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Label
The City of Devi
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0a541900-2911-48ab-a08a-bb4c276110d7
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
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True
Isbn
9781483060903
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
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other
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True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
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  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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