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Recipe by the Book: Last Man in Tower Stays Cool With Cucumber Soup

Recipe by the BookLast Man in Tower is the latest novel from Man Booker Prize-winning author Aravind Adiga. Set in Mumbai, the novel tells the story of a retired schoolteacher named Masterji who refuses to accept a buyout offered by a real estate developer who wants to demolish the crumbling apartment building that Masterji calls home. As the deadline looms, desires mount, and Masterji’s neighbors become dangerous foes. When your book club meets to discuss this darkly funny tale of corruption and crime, consider setting the scene with this cold cucumber soup from At Home with Madhur Jaffrey.

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