Last man in tower

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full_title last man in tower
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From the Booker Prize–winning author of The White Tiger, a stunning novel of greed and murder in contemporary Mumbai.

At the heart of this novel are two equally compelling men, poised for a showdown. Real estate developer Dharmen Shah rose from nothing to create an empire and hopes to seal his legacy with a luxury building named the Shanghai. Larger-than-life Shah is a dangerous man to refuse. But he meets his match in retired schoolteacher Masterji. Shah offers a generous buyout to Masterji and his neighbors in a once respectable, now crumbling apartment building on whose site Shah's high-rise would be built. They can't believe their good fortune. Except, that is, for Masterji, who refuses to abandon the building he has long called home. As the demolition deadline looms, desires mount; neighbors become enemies, and acquaintances turn into conspirators who risk losing their humanity to score their payday. Here is a richly told, suspense-fueled story of ordinary people pushed to their limits in a place that knows none: the new India as only Aravind Adiga could explore—and expose—it.

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subject_facet Apartment dwellers -- India -- Fiction, Apartment houses -- India -- Fiction, Real estate developers -- India -- Fiction, Social conflict -- India -- Fiction
title_display Last man in tower : a novel
title_full Last Man in Tower, Last man in tower : a novel / Aravind Adiga
title_short Last man in tower :
topic_facet African American Fiction, Apartment dwellers, Apartment houses, Fiction, Literature, Real estate developers, Social conflict