Vishnu, the odd-job man in a Bombay apartment block, lies dying on the staircase landing.
Around him the lives of the apartment dwellers unfold - the warring housewives on the first floor, the lovesick teenagers on the second, and the widower, alone and quietly grieving at the top of the building.
In a fevered state Vishnu looks back on his love affair with the seductive Padmini and comedy becomes tragedy as his life draws to a close.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 03/03/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780747593812