We That Are Young

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (21.88 hours)
Product Number: Z100137861
Released: Aug 28, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781984829047
Narrator/s: Benaifer Mirza
Publisher: Books on Tape
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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 protests 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.

Author(s): Preti Taneja
Original Publish Date: Aug 28, 2018

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Author(s): Preti Taneja
Product Number EB00716620
Released: Aug 28, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780525521532

Professional reviews

"This drama of an Indian family will feel familiar to anyone with scheming relatives. Narrator Benaifer Mirza provides an enthusiastic energy for siblings who cannot get along and who battle for the riches of their father's financial empire. Mirza's lilting cadence rings true to the speech patterns of Indian-accented English. We hurtle into the center of the conflict when Jivan Singh, the black sheep of the Devraj clan, returns after a long exile in the United States. The listener has as much fun as Mirza as she regales us with the antics of Sita, the youngest daughter of three, who is a runaway bride. Overall, this story is a window onto contemporary India and the ties that bind family businesses. M.R. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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