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Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor

Writer: Deepti Kapoor
Publication Riverhead Books
ISBN-13 978-0593328798
Language: English
Genre: Fiction
Best Sellers Rank: #557,870 in Books
Custoer review 4.0/5
Publish Date: 3 January 2023

In "Age of Vice," Deepti Kapoor offers a vivid and unflinching portrait of contemporary Delhi, a city that is both exhilarating and exhausting. The novel is told from the perspective of the narrator, a young woman who is struggling to find her place in the world. As she navigates the city's vibrant nightlife, she confronts the realities of life in modern India, including issues of class, gender, and sexuality.

Through her encounters with various characters, including drug dealers, artists, and activists, the narrator begins to question her own beliefs and assumptions about the world around her. She also grapples with her own desires and fears, as she tries to find a sense of purpose and meaning in her life.

One of the strengths of "Age of Vice" is its portrayal of the city itself. Kapoor captures the energy and chaos of Delhi, as well as its beauty and brutality. She also explores the social and economic disparities that exist in the city, highlighting the struggles of those who are marginalized and oppressed.

Overall, "Age of Vice" is a powerful and thought-provoking novel that offers a compelling look at contemporary India. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the country's culture, society, and politics, as well as for those who enjoy immersive and character-driven fiction.