Serious Men (Paperback)

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Ever wily and ambitious, Ayyan weaves two plots: the first to cheer up his weary, soap-opera-addicted wife by creating outrageous fictions around their ten-year-old son; the other to sabotage the married director by using his boss's seeming romance with the institute's first female and very attractive researcher. Meanwhile, as the institute's Brahmins wage a vicious war over theories about alien life, Ayyan sees his deceptions intertwining and setting in motion a series of extraordinary events he cannot stop. Unfailingly funny and irreverent, Serious Men is at once a hilarious portrayal of runaway egos and ambitions and a moving portrait of love and its strange workings. One of 2010's First Novels to Savor. Sunday Telegraph.

About the Author

Manu Joseph, who lives in New Delhi, is a columnist for the" International Herald Tribune". His first novel, "Serious Men", won the PEN/Open Book Award and was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393338591
ISBN-10: 0393338592
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2010
Pages: 310
Language: English