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'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.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Longlisted for the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2011 .
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      Extent: 426p.
      ISBN: 9780307594099
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Knopf ,
      2011 .
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      Extent: 381p.
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      • Published 20 September 2011
      ISBN: 9780307594099, 0307594092
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Atlantic Monthly Co. ,
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 419p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 16 June 2011
      ISBN: 9781848875173 (pbk.), 9781848875166 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

Review : Last Man in Tower Rhona Hammond , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , February 2012;

— Review of Last Man in Tower : A Novel Aravind Adiga , 2011 single work novel
Untitled 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Publisher's Weekly , 25 July vol. 258 no. 30 2011;

— Review of Last Man in Tower : A Novel Aravind Adiga , 2011 single work novel
Untitled Lauren Gilbert , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Library Journal , 1 September vol. 136 no. 14 2011; (p. 95)

— Review of Last Man in Tower : A Novel Aravind Adiga , 2011 single work novel
Untitled 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Kirkus Reviews , 15 August vol. 79 no. 16 2011; (p. 1401)

— Review of Last Man in Tower : A Novel Aravind Adiga , 2011 single work novel
Untitled Donna Seaman , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Booklist , 1 September vol. 108 no. 1 2011; (p. 42)

— Review of Last Man in Tower : A Novel Aravind Adiga , 2011 single work novel
After Midnight, Madness in Mumbai Jose Borghino , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4 - 5 June 2011; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Last Man in Tower : A Novel Aravind Adiga , 2011 single work novel
Noble Struggle Amid the Desperate Christopher Cyrill , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 25 June 2011; (p. 29)

— Review of Last Man in Tower : A Novel Aravind Adiga , 2011 single work novel
Review of the Week John Bailey , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 26 June 2011; (p. 20)

— Review of Last Man in Tower : A Novel Aravind Adiga , 2011 single work novel
The Dickens of Mumbai A. P. Riemer , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 - 10 July 2011; (p. 34-35)

— Review of Last Man in Tower : A Novel Aravind Adiga , 2011 single work novel
Holding Out Rozalind Dineen , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 22 July no. 5651 2011; (p. 21)

— Review of Last Man in Tower : A Novel Aravind Adiga , 2011 single work novel
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