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This is Aravind Adiga's second novel. The White Tiger, his first, won the UK's prestigious Man Booker Prize in 2008. Last Man in Tower renders a Mumbai real estate crisis that takes several dangerous and surprising turns. Real estate developer Dharmen Shah sees a glistening opportunity to turn a decrepit apartment building into a high-rise luxury tower. Most of the residents of the crumbling Vishram Society building are eager to snatch Shah's generous buyout offer; only one, a retired schoolteacher, stands resolutely against the tide. As the demolition deadline approaches, he faces the unleashed fury of his outraged neighbors. Distinct, memorable characters and a powerful commentary on human motives.