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Last Man In Tower

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Every building tells a story, but in the jungles of Mumbai, one building, and one man- stand on the borderline between India's past and its future. Ask any Bombaywallah about Vishram Society, Tower A of the Vishram Co-operative Housing Society, and you will be told that it has been pukka for some fifty years despite its location under the flight path and border of slums. But Bombay has changed in half a century, not least its name, and the world in which Tower A was first built is giving way to a new city, a Mumbai of development and new money, of wealthy Indians returning with fortunes made abroad. When real estate developer Dharmen Shah offers to buy out the residents of Vishram Society, planning to use the site to build a luxury apartment complex, his offer is more than generous. Initially not everyone wants to leave but none can benefit from the offer unless all agree to sell. As tensions rise among the once civil neighbours, one by one those who oppose the offer give way to the majority, until only one man stands in Shah's way: Masterji, a retired schoolteacher, once the most respected man in the building. Shah is a dangerous man to refuse and as the demolition deadline looms, Masterji's neighbours may stop at nothing to score their payday. A suspense-filled story of money and power, luxury and deprivation, a rich tapestry peopled by unforgettable characters, not least of which is Bombay itself, LAST MAN IN TOWER opens up the hearts and minds of the inhabitants of a great city, ordinary people pushed to their limits in a place that knows none.

Book Details

Hardback with Dustjacket

First (UK) Edition

Published in 2011

ISBN: 9781848875166

Condition Ratings

Book is Fine. Unread and as new condition.

Dustjacket is Near Fine. Smallest amount of shelf wear.

Slipcase condition is N/A

Book Details

Hardback with Dustjacket

First (UK) Edition

Published in 2011

ISBN: 9781848875166

Condition Ratings

Book is Fine. Unread and as new condition.

Dustjacket is Near Fine. Smallest amount of shelf wear.

Slipcase condition is N/A

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