|Format:||Print Book 2010|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
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
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Research institutes -- Employees -- Fiction.
Astronomers -- Fiction.
Ambition -- Fiction.
Mumbai (India) -- Fiction.
India -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :W.W. Norton & Co.,2010
|Edition||1st American ed.|
310 pages ; 21 cm