The City of Devi, by Manil Suri
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Manil Suri talks about his novel The City of Devi. It’s a comedic portrayal of individuals and fate, which upends assumptions of politics, religion, and sex, at the end of the world. It’s set in Mumbai after it has emptied under the threat of imminent nuclear annihilation; gangs of marauding Hindu and Muslim thugs rove the desolate streets. A woman searching for her missing husband meets a gay a Muslim searching for his lover.