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Author Taneja, Preti, author.

Title We that are young / Preti Taneja.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

Copies

Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Byron PL Adult Fiction - BYLY-14  FIC TAN    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Fiction - DKLY-12  FIC TAN    AVAILABLE
 Freeport PL Adult Fiction - FPLY-13  FIC TANEJA    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Fiction - MKBB-1  TANEJA P    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Fiction - MPLG-6  FIC TAN    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Fiction - NSLY-11  F TANEJA    AVAILABLE
 Pecatonica PL Adult Fiction - PTLY-13  F TAN    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Fiction - RIPG-6  FIC TANEJA    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Southwest Branch Adult Fiction - RISG-8  FIC TANEJA    AVAILABLE
 Seneca PL Adult Fiction - SEBB-3  FIC TANEJA    AVAILABLE

Edition First edition.
Description 479 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "This is a Borzoi book."
"Originally published in paperback, in slightly different form, in Great Britain by Galley Beggar Press, Norwich, in 2017"--Title page verso.
Summary "A stunning debut novel, a modern-day King Lear set in contemporary India: the tale of a battle for power within a turbulent family, for status within a nation in a constant state of transformation, and for the love and respect of a father disappearing into dementia Jivan Singh, the bastard scion of the Devraj family returns to his New Delhi childhood home at the age of twenty-three after fifteen years in the United States. His arrival coincides with the unexpected resignation of the founder and aging patriarch of the Company--its simple name belying its vast holdings across industry and entertainment, and the family's national renown. On the same day, Sita, Devraj's youngest daughter, disappears--refusing to marry the man her father wants for her. Now, Radha and Gargi, Sita's older sisters, are given the Company--and a brutal struggle for power begins. Set against the backdrop of the anti-corruption riots that spread across India in 2011 and 2012, We That Are Young is brilliant in its fierce, incandescent storytelling and the energy of its prose. It tells a deeply insightful tale of India today, the pace of life in one of the world's fastest growing economies, the clash of youth and age, and the ever-present specter of death. But more than that, it is a novel about the human heart--and its inevitable breaking point"-- Provided by publisher.
"Told in astonishing prose--a great torrent of words and imagery--WE THAT ARE YOUNG is a modern-day King Lear that bursts with energy and fierce, beautifully measured rage. Jivan Singh, the bastard scion of the Devraj family, returns to his childhood home in India after a long absence--only to witness the unexpected resignation of the ageing patriarch from the vast corporation he founded, the Devraj Company. On the same day, Sita, Devraj's youngest daughter, absconds--refusing to submit to the marriage her father wants for her. Meanwhile, Radha and Gargi, Sita's older sisters, are handed the Company . . . And so begins a brutal, deathly struggle for power, ranging over the luxury hotels and spas of New Delhi and Amritsar, the Palaces and slums of Napurthala, to Srinagar, Kashmir. Set against the backdrop of the anti-corruption riots in 2011-2012, it provides startling insights into modern India, the clash of youth and age, the hectic pace of life in one of the world's fastest growing economies--and the ever-present specter of death. More than that, this is a novel about the human heart. And its breaking point"-- Provided by publisher.Galley Beggar Press.
Jivan Singh, the bastard scion of the Devraj family, returns to his childhood home in India after a long absence, only to witness the unexpected resignation of the ageing patriarch from the vast corporation he founded, the Devraj Company. On the same day, Sita, Devraj's youngest daughter, absconds, refusing to submit to the marriage her father wants for her. Meanwhile, Radha and Gargi, Sita's older sisters, are handed the Company. And so begins a brutal, deathly struggle for power, ranging over the luxury hotels and spas of New Delhi and Amritsar, the Palaces and slums of Napurthala, to Srinagar, Kashmir. -- adapted from publisher info.
Subject Families -- India -- New Delhi -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Family-owned business enterprises -- India -- Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Cultural Heritage.
FICTION / Sagas.
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Family-owned business enterprises. (OCoLC)fst00920575
Interpersonal relations. (OCoLC)fst00977397
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
New Delhi (India) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
India. (OCoLC)fst01210276
India -- New Delhi. (OCoLC)fst01205318
New Delhi (India) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Novels.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Novels. (OCoLC)fst01921742
Domestic fiction.
ISBN 9780525521525 (hardback)
0525521526

 
    
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