Start: 7:00 pm
Manil Suri presents The City of Devi ($26.95). As Mumbai empties under the threat of imminent nuclear annihilation, Sarita, can only think of one thing: being reunited with Karun, her physicist husband. Why has he vanished? Who is he running from? To find him, Sarita must journey across the surreal landscape of a near-abandoned city. Danger lurks around every corner, but so does the incongruous and the absurd.Manil Suri, a native of Mumbai, is a professor of mathematics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is the author of The Death of Vishnu, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, and The Age of Shiva.