From the author of The Death of Vishnu, "a big, pyrotechnic…ambitious…ingenious" (Wall Street Journal) novel.
Searching for his own lover in the midst of this turmoil is Jaz—cocky, handsome, and glib. "The Jazter," as he calls himself, is Muslim, but his true religion has steadfastly been sex with men. Dodging danger at every step, both he and Sarita are inexorably drawn to Devi ma, the patron goddess who has reputedly appeared in person to save her city. What they find will alter their lives more fundamentally than any apocalypse to come.
A wickedly comedic and fearlessly provocative portrayal of individuals balancing on the sharp edge of fate, The City of Devi brilliantly upends assumptions of politics, religion, and sex, and offers a terrifying yet exuberant glimpse of the end of the world.
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...The City of Devi is not subsumed by anger or the horrors that it describes. Instead, there is always room for exuberance and slapstick as this consuming, passionate, and ultimately poignant story hurtles to its conclusion.Read Full Review of The City of Devi: A Novel | See more reviews from Guardian
The City Of Devi means to use all this danger to give Jaz and Sarita’s escape a sense of urgency, but it’s more satisfying just to watch this carefully crafted world burn down.Read Full Review of The City of Devi: A Novel | See more reviews from AV Club
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