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The Resource Last man in tower : a novel, Aravind Adiga

Last man in tower : a novel, Aravind Adiga

Label
Last man in tower : a novel
Title
Last man in tower
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Aravind Adiga
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ask any Bombaywallah about Vishram Society - Tower A of the Vishram Co-operative Housing Society - and you will be told that it is unimpeachably pucca. Despite its location close to the airport, under the flight path of 747s and bordered by slums, it has been pucca for some fifty years. But Bombay has changed in half a century - not least its name - and the world in which Tower A was first built is giving way to a new city; a Mumbai of development and new money; of wealthy Indians returning with fortunes made abroad. When real estate developer Dharmen Shah offers to buy out the residents of Vishram Society, planning to use the site to build a luxury apartment complex, his offer is more than generous. Initially, though, not everyone wants to leave; many of the residents have lived in Vishram for years, many of them are no longer young. But none can benefit from the offer unless all agree to sell. As tensions rise among the once civil neighbours, one by one those who oppose the offer give way to the majority, until only one man stands in Shah's way: Masterji, a retired schoolteacher, once the most respected man in the building. Shah is a dangerous man to refuse, but as the demolition deadline looms, Masterji's neighbours - friends who have become enemies, acquaintances turned co-conspirators - may stop at nothing to score their payday. A suspense-filled story of money and power, luxury and deprivation; a rich tapestry peopled by unforgettable characters, not least of which is Bombay itself, Last Man in Tower opens up the hearts and minds of the inhabitants of a great city - ordinary people pushed to their limits in a place that knows none
Summary
Refusing to leave his home when a powerful real-estate developer offers to buy out the residents of a crumbling apartment complex near the infamous Dharavi slums, a retired schoolteacher becomes a target of violence by the developer and his own neighbors
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10000012
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adiga, Aravind
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Apartment dwellers
  • Apartment houses
  • Real estate developers
  • Social conflict
Target audience
adult
Label
Last man in tower : a novel, Aravind Adiga
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
381 pages
Isbn
9780307594099
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Lccn
2011003406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 1/553720
  • PWmBRO
Label
Last man in tower : a novel, Aravind Adiga
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
381 pages
Isbn
9780307594099
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Lccn
2011003406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 1/553720
  • PWmBRO

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