ISBN 9780143068563,Monkey Man

Monkey Man


K. R. Usha


Pengiun Books



Pengiun Books

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9780143068563

ISBN-10 0143068563


Number of Pages 272 Pages
Language (English)
A brush with a strange creature would change his life forever. 3 January 2000. It is the start of the new millennium. On Ammanagudi Street in Bangalore, a strange creature is spotted. As the beast seizes the imagination of the city, the first people to sight it"Shrinivas Moorty, a teacher in a local college, Pushpa Rani, who works in a call centre, Neela Mary Gopalrao, secretary to an influential man, and Sukhiya Ram, her office boy"are invited to talk about it on Bali Brums's hugely popular radio show. What was it that they saw? A bat? A malevolent avatar? A sign of the displeasure of the gods? The grotesque mascot of a city that is growing too fast and crumbling too soon? Or merely a monkey that has lost its way? Using evocative prose that reflects her profound understanding of human nature, Usha K.R. delves into the lives of her characters and their unexpectedly linked destinies in a city that has grown from a -Pensioner's Paradise' to the frenetic hub of the country's IT industry.

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