The City of Devi

The City of Devi

Book - 2013
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"Mumbai has emptied under the threat of imminent nuclear annihilation; gangs of marauding Hindu and Muslim thugs rove the desolate streets; yet Sarita can think of only one thing: buying the last pomegranate that remains in perhaps the entire city. She is convinced that the fruit holds the key to reuniting her with her physicist husband, Karun, who has been mysteriously missing for more than a fortnight."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton, c2013
Description: 384 p. : map ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780393088755
0393088758
Branch Call Number: Suri

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QnVz
Jul 05, 2016

I was totally blown away with this book! It was recommended to me from a booklist and I am happy with it having devoured it in a couple of days. WOW!! Suri is a phenomenal writer, storyteller, engager, and tale twister!! NEVER prepared for the ending no matter how many clues he tossed out. AMAZING SUMMER READ!!! WOW!!

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jldavis94
Dec 20, 2015

This is an amazing tale that grabs you in the first sentence and doesn't let go until the last page. Especially recommended for readers of fanfiction who long for published literature that combines our favorite tropes with impeccable grammar and the very best of plot and characterization. The political and religious underpinnings are especially relevant in today's (Dec 2015) climate. And if you care to look for symbolism, it won't be hard to find. I'm pretty sure there are levels to this book that I missed entirely on my frantic first read-through and that I look forward to discovering on subsequent readings.

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Eil_1
Mar 07, 2013

Started but couldn't get into it - perhaps a little too weird?

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Jul 05, 2016

"Sometimes when you get close to someone, they end up caring for you differently. All the certainty people have--that you have--I wish I could feel the same." (Jaz of Sarita)

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