Thursday, April 18, 2013

Suri discusses his "mathematically impossible" novel

Writing in the Daily Beast, Manil Suri (who visits Albany tomorrow) discusses the creation of his "mathematically impossible" novel,  The City of Devi (2013).

"In September, 2009, while on a four-week writing retreat at the Ucross Colony in Clearmont, Wyoming, I came to a startling realization. The novel, The City of Devi, that I’d started nine years ago was hopeless—I needed to abandon it. No matter how I proceeded, I would not be able to tie up its myriad strands. I even had a mathematical proof of this fact!"