The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri
Reviewed by Michael Gorra
A boost from mentor Michael Cunningham got the math professor an agent, a New Yorker excerpt, and a $350,000 deal.
LEAST-FAVORABLE PART OF THE REVIEW
“Suri seems content … to let his characters remain comic types, depicted with a verve that doesn’t reveal their depths so much as it does their shallows.”
Suri’s planned trilogy is taking a while: The second book, The Age of Shiva, is due next January.