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Last Man in Tower

Aravind Adiga

Searing. Explosive. Lyrical. Compassionate. Here is the astonishing new novel by the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The White Tiger, a book that took rage and anger at injustice and turned it into a thrilling murder story. Now, with the same fearlessness and insight, Aravind Adiga broadens his canvas to give us a riveting story of money and power, luxury and deprivation, set in the booming city of 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 building named the Shanghai, which promises to be one of the city's most elite addresses. Larger-than-life Shah is a dangerous man to refuse. But he meets his match in a retired schoolteacher called Masterji. Shah offers Masterji and his neighbors-the residents of Vishram Society's Tower A, a once respectable, now crumbling apartment building on whose site Shah's luxury high-rise would be built-a generous buyout. 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. Vivid, visceral, told with both humor and poignancy, Last Man in Tower is his most stunning work yet. From the Hardcover edition.

Searing. Explosive. Lyrical. Compassionate. Here is the astonishing new novel by the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The White Tiger, a book that took rage and anger at injustice and turned it into a thrilling murder story. Now, with the same fearlessness and insight, Aravind Adiga broadens his canvas to give us a riveting story of money and power, luxury and deprivation, set in the booming city of 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 building named the Shanghai, which promises to be one of the city's most elite addresses. Larger-than-life Shah is a dangerous man to refuse. But he meets his match in a retired schoolteacher called Masterji. Shah offers Masterji and his neighbors-the residents of Vishram Society's Tower A, a once respectable, now crumbling apartment building on whose site Shah's luxury high-rise would be built-a generous buyout. 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. Vivid, visceral, told with both humor and poignancy, Last Man in Tower is his most stunning work yet. From the Hardcover edition.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Searing. Explosive. Lyrical. Compassionate. Here is the astonishing new novel by the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The White Tiger, a book that took rage and anger at injustice and turned it into a thrilling murder story. Now, with the same fearlessness and insight, Aravind Adiga broadens his canvas to give us a riveting story of money and power, luxury and deprivation, set in the booming city of 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 building named the Shanghai, which promises to be one of the city's most elite addresses. Larger-than-life Shah is a dangerous man to refuse. But he meets his match in a retired schoolteacher called Masterji. Shah offers Masterji and his neighbors-the residents of Vishram Society's Tower A, a once respectable, now crumbling apartment building on whose site Shah's luxury high-rise would be built-a generous buyout. 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. Vivid, visceral, told with both humor and poignancy, Last Man in Tower is his most stunning work yet. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sam Dastor

Length:

14h 11m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

15:28


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

42:07


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

48:01


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

01:06:00


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

01:18:44


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

06:37


Part 3
Part 3

28:20


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

20:42


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

02:30


Part 4, Chapter 9
Part 4, Chapter 9

21:43


Part 4, Chapter 10
Part 4, Chapter 10

10:29


Part 4, Chapter 11
Part 4, Chapter 11

25:29


Part 5, Chapter 12
Part 5, Chapter 12

21:50


Part 5, Chapter 13
Part 5, Chapter 13

24:30


Part 6, Chapter 14
Part 6, Chapter 14

14:11


Part 6, Chapter 15
Part 6, Chapter 15

04:29


Part 6, Chapter 16
Part 6, Chapter 16

08:20


Part 6, Chapter 17
Part 6, Chapter 17

21:03


Part 6, Chapter 18
Part 6, Chapter 18

28:41


Part 6, Chapter 19
Part 6, Chapter 19

48:05


Part 6, Chapter 20
Part 6, Chapter 20

07:24


Part 6, Chapter 21
Part 6, Chapter 21

11:29


Part 6, Chapter 22
Part 6, Chapter 22

07:21


Part 7, Chapter 23
Part 7, Chapter 23

34:52


Part 7, Chapter 24
Part 7, Chapter 24

19:11


Part 7, Chapter 25
Part 7, Chapter 25

10:36


Part 8, Chapter 26
Part 8, Chapter 26

04:19


Part 8, Chapter 27
Part 8, Chapter 27

15:05


Part 8, Chapter 28
Part 8, Chapter 28

18:46


Part 8, Chapter 29
Part 8, Chapter 29

29:35


Part 8, Chapter 30
Part 8, Chapter 30

15:28


Part 9, Chapter 31
Part 9, Chapter 31

30:16


Part 9, Chapter 32
Part 9, Chapter 32

01:02:46


Part 9, Chapter 33
Part 9, Chapter 33

01:31


Part 10, Chapter 34
Part 10, Chapter 34

08:11


Part 10, Chapter 35
Part 10, Chapter 35

21:01


Part 10, Chapter 36
Part 10, Chapter 36

15:18


Part 10, Chapter 37
Part 10, Chapter 37

00:58