Manil Suri comes to The Ivy Bookshop Thursday, February 7 at 7 p.m. to read from the last novel in his acclaimed trilogy that began with The Death of Vishnu and The Age of Shiva.
Mumbai has emptied under the threat of imminent nuclear annhilation, yet Sarita can think of only one thing: buying a pomegranate. She is convinced that the fruit holds the key to reuniting her with her physicist husband, who has been mysteriously missing for more than a fortnight. Searching for his own lover in the midst of this turmoil is Jaz – cocky, handsome and glib. Dodging danger at every step, both Jaz and Sarita are inexorably drawn to Devi ma, the patron goddess who has reputedly appeared in person to save her city. What they find will alter their lives more fundamentally than any coming apocalypse.
A wickedly comedic and fearlessly provocative portrayal of individuals balancing on the sharp edge of fate, The City of Devi brilliantly upends assumptions of politics, religion and sex, and offers a terrifying yet exuberant glimpse of the end of the world.
Meet Manil Suri and hear him read from his novel at The Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Road, Thursday night at 7 p.m. Visit The Ivy Bookshop website for more information.