About the Book
Once again, Vidal takes on the unmitigated folly born of the unholy partnership of religion, the media, and a public that longs for a savior. The eponymous hero of Kalki, born and bred in America's Midwest, has established himself in Nepal and put out the word that he is the last incarnation of the god Vishnu. An imminent apocalypse -- ignited by Kalki's own actions -- will end the current cycle of creation, clear the planet of overpopulation and pollution, and, most importantly, clear the way for a new human race with Kalki himself as a literal founding father. Theodora Ottinger, an engineer, test pilot, and "breaker of records and men's self-esteem", chronicles Kalki's crusade with the witty self-assurance of a woman whose selection as one of the mothers of the new civilization is only icing on the top of an extraordinary life.
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780349103631
Binding: Paperback
Country Of Origin: United Kingdom
Height: 198 mm
No of Pages: 320
Spine Width: 22 mm
UK Availability: R/P
Year Of Publication: 1993
ISBN-10: 0349103631
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Bood Data Readership Text: General (US: Trade)
Gardner Classification Code: F00
Language: English
Pagination: 320 pages
Star Rating: 0
Width: 126 mm