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Age of Vice: A GMA Book Club Pick (a Novel)

Age of Vice: A GMA Book Club Pick (a Novel)

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Named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly!

"Dazzling...Finally free from the book's grip, now all I want to do is get others hooked."-- The Washington Post

"Cinematic...A luxe thriller...As a storyteller, Kapoor is a natural."--The New York Times

"Sensationally good -- huge, epic, immersive and absorbing ... certain to be a book of the year." --Lee Child

This is the age of vice, where money, pleasure, and power are everything,
and the family ties that bind can also kill.

New Delhi, 3 a.m. A speeding Mercedes jumps the curb and in the blink of an eye, five people are dead. It's a rich man's car, but when the dust settles there is no rich man at all, just a shell-shocked servant who cannot explain the strange series of events that led to this crime. Nor can he foresee the dark drama that is about to unfold.

Deftly shifting through time and perspective in contemporary India, Age of Vice is an epic, action-packed story propelled by the seductive wealth, startling corruption, and bloodthirsty violence of the Wadia family -- loved by some, loathed by others, feared by all.

In the shadow of lavish estates, extravagant parties, predatory business deals and calculated political influence, three lives become dangerously intertwined: Ajay is the watchful servant, born into poverty, who rises through the family's ranks. Sunny is the playboy heir who dreams of outshining his father, whatever the cost. And Neda is the curious journalist caught between morality and desire. Against a sweeping plot fueled by loss, pleasure, greed, yearning, violence and revenge, will these characters' connections become a path to escape, or a trigger of further destruction?

Equal parts crime thriller and family saga, transporting readers from the dusty villages of Uttar Pradesh to the urban energy of New Delhi, Age of Vice is an intoxicating novel of gangsters and lovers, false friendships, forbidden romance, and the consequences of corruption. It is binge-worthy entertainment at its literary best.

Author: Deepti Kapoor
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Published: 01/03/2023
Pages: 560
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.72lbs
Size: 9.40h x 6.20w x 1.80d
ISBN: 9780593328798

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 08/01/2022 pg. 6
Publishers Weekly 09/19/2022
Booklist 10/15/2022 pg. 21
Kirkus Reviews 11/15/2022
Library Journal 01/01/2023 pg. 67
BookPage 01/01/2023

About the Author
Deepti Kapoor grew up in northern India and worked for several years as a journalist in New Delhi. The author of the novel Bad Character, she now lives in Portugal with her husband.

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