A poignant, bitingly funny Indian satire and love story set in a scientific institute and in Mumbaias humid tenements. 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 bossas seeming romance with the instituteas first femaleaand very attractivearesearcher. Meanwhile, as the instituteas 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 2010as aFirst Novels to Savor.a aSunday TelegraphA poignant, bitingly funny Indian satire and love story set in a scientific institute and in Mumbaias humid tenements.
|Title||:||Serious Men: A Novel|
|Publisher||:||W. W. Norton & Company - 2010-08-02|