Serious Men (Paperback)

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Ayyan Mani will not be constrained by Indian traditions. Despite working at the Institute of Theory and Research in Mumbai as the lowly personal assistant to a brilliant but insufferable astronomer, he dreams of more for himself and his family. 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"

Product Details ISBN-10: 0393338592
ISBN-13: 9780393338591
Published: W. W. Norton & Company, 08/01/2010
Pages: 310
Language: English