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The City of Devi

(2012)
A novel by

 
 
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 33-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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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February 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: The City of Devi
Author(s): Manil Suri
ISBN: 1-4088-3390-5 / 978-1-4088-3390-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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December 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The City of Devi: A Novel
Author(s): Manil Suri
ISBN: 0-393-08875-8 / 978-0-393-08875-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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2013 : Hardback
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Title: City Of Devi, The
Author(s): Manil Suri
ISBN: 9382563091 / 978-9382563099
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing India
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Paperback Editions

2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The City of Devi
Author(s): Manil Suri
ISBN: 1-4088-3393-X / 978-1-4088-3393-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The City of Devi: A Novel
Author(s): Manil Suri
ISBN: 0-393-34681-1 / 978-0-393-34681-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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February 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The City of Devi
Author(s): Manil Suri
ISBN: 1-4088-3391-3 / 978-1-4088-3391-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The City of Devi: A Novel
Author(s): Manil Suri
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August 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The City of Devi: A Novel
Author(s): Manil Suri
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August 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The City of Devi: A Novel
Author(s): Manil Suri
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February 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The City of Devi
Author(s): Manil Suri
ISBN: 1-4708-2882-0 / 978-1-4708-2882-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The City of Devi
Author(s): Manil Suri
ISBN: 1-4708-2881-2 / 978-1-4708-2881-3 (USA edition)
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February 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The City of Devi
Author(s): Manil Suri
ISBN: 1-4708-2883-9 / 978-1-4708-2883-7 (USA edition)
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February 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The City of Devi: A Novel
Author(s): Manil Suri
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February 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The City of Devi: A Novel
Author(s): Manil Suri
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Kindle Editions

March 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The City of Devi
Author(s): Manil Suri
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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February 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The City of Devi: A Novel
Author(s): Manil Suri
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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