Last Man in Tower

Last Man in Tower

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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Real estate developer Dharmen Shah's offer to buy out the residents of Vishram Society, a formerly respectable, now crumbling apartment complex that abuts the infamous Dharavi slums, is more than generous. But one man stands in the way of Shah's luxury high-rise. Masterji, a retired schoolteacher who will not leave his home in Vishram's Tower A. Shah is a dangerous man to refuse, but as the demolition deadline looms, Masterji's neighbors, friends who have become enemies, acquaintances turned co- conspirators, may stop at nothing to score their payday.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Books on Tape, p2011.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780307940995
0307940993
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (14 hrs., 11 min., 36 sec.) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Dastor, Sam
Summary: Real estate developer Dharmen Shah's offer to buy out the residents of Vishram Society, a formerly respectable, now crumbling apartment complex that abuts the infamous Dharavi slums, is more than generous. But one man stands in the way of Shah's luxury high-rise. Masterji, a retired schoolteacher who will not leave his home in Vishram's Tower A. Shah is a dangerous man to refuse, but as the demolition deadline looms, Masterji's neighbors, friends who have become enemies, acquaintances turned co- conspirators, may stop at nothing to score their payday.

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HollyDavis022
Jun 23, 2016

I love this author's observations on the way we think. Tongue in cheek humor - loved it.

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strathconauser
Apr 25, 2016

Well written and amazing narration. The ending absolutely ruined the book.

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mexicanadiense
Apr 24, 2014

Absolutely marvellous, and masterfully narrated. No easy answers provided, either!

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FVReader
Apr 05, 2014

With subtlety, Aravind Adiga tells the story of an apartment building of home-owners offered the chance to sell their building to a developer and move onwards to find their new homes and/or dreams. But one man wants to stay. Slowly, his neighbours pressure him to change his mind.
None of this is a spoiler. It's all on the back of the book in the blurb.
What's surprising is how these people change in such slow, normal, understandable ways that their behaviour almost appears completely normal. Scary how people can turn on each other.
I enjoyed this book. It's a subtle story of change and what it has to offer and what price one has to pay for it.

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booktigger
Jun 06, 2012

Well read, amusing, witty.
The characters and plot portray the struggle between the old India and the new emerging, rapidly changing India.

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