The Immortal King Rao: A Novel (Libro en Inglés)

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ISBN: 9780393541755
ISBN: 9780393541755
Editorial: W. W. Norton & Company
Autor: Vara, Vauhini
Año de edición: 2022
N° Paginas: 384
Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
Descripción: Review"[The Immortal King Rao] is a monumental achievement: beautiful and brilliant, heartbreaking and wise, but also pitiless, which may be controversial to list among its virtues but is in fact essential to its success. Vara respects her reader and herself too much to yield to the temptation to console us. How rare these days as a reader ― and how bracing, in the finest way ― to encounter a novel that refuses to treat you like a child or a studio audience. If that were the only thing to love about ‘Rao,’ it would probably be enough. But as I’ve said, there’s also everything else."― Justin Taylor, The New York Times"Utterly, thrillingly brilliant. From the first unforgettable page to the last, The Immortal King Rao is a form-inventing, genre-exploding triumph. Vauhini Vara’s bravura debut has reshaped my brain and expanded my heart."― R.O. Kwon, author of The Incendiaries"In this richly imagined saga spanning past, present, and future, Vauhini Vara brings us a visionary who makes the world in his image, and the strong-willed daughter whose life could be his final legacy. Vara’s brilliance is matched only by her heart, and this unforgettable debut will challenge what you think you know about genius, capitalism, consciousness, and what it means to be human."― Anna North, author of Outlawed"[The Immortal King Rao] is a nuanced portrayal of a community that rarely appears in novels published by major presses in the West... In Vara’s book, Dalits are not victims, but entrepreneurs, innovators and geniuses."― Alisha Haridasani Gupta, The New York Times"Vara comes out the gate with a masterwork: a book that is three great novels in one–the tale of a thriving and chaotic Dalit clan in the first decades of independent India; an immigrant success story in ’80s America; and a dystopian nightmare of the post-Trump future."― Karan Mahajan, author of The Association of Small Bombs"The Immortal King Rao is an odyssey of the grandest scale, spanning over a century and charting a Dalit immigrant's rise to world power. Vauhini Vara fuses intricate family lore with the history of tech solutionism and capitalist demagoguery, pointing forward to a dangerously likely future of corporate dominion; she writes with the meticulous clarity of a longform journalist, the explosive force of a Trident missile, and the ambition of her own brilliant protagonists."― Tony Tulathimutte, author of Private Citizens"An exacting writer of the digital age, journalist Vara makes her debut with a trippy novel that marries the family saga with a biotech satire. … Vara has a gift for humanizing the invisible labor that happens behind our screens. Who, if anyone, can really separate themselves from the digital ties that bind us?"― Jessica Jacolbe, Vulture"A brilliant and beautifully written book about capitalism and the patriarchy, about Dalit India and digital America, about power and family and love."― Alex Preston, The Observer"A fully imagined world: propulsive, prophetic, dizzying."― Jeet Thayil, author of Names of the Women"An astonishing debut. An amazing imagination. Vara's voice is thrilling, original, dynamic and ever-surprising as her characters move from world to world, from the real to the fantastic, examining the myriad contradictory shapes in which love can appear."― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, author of The Last Queen"Whether exploring the past or near-future, Vara’s keen journalistic skills reveal aspects of post-Independence India, the diasporic immigrant life, tech-driven hierarchies, climate change, and more in ways that prompt questions about our present realities."― Jenny Bhatt, NPR"A premonitory, daring book that lands somewhere between speculative fiction and bildungsroman, storytelling and fortune-telling."― Mallika Rao, New York"[Vara] brilliantly describes a world that isn’t real but feels like it soon could be."― Adrienne Gaffney, Elle"A remarkably tender and continually unpredictable story about famili
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