Deepti Kapoor

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Age of Vice

book | 2022
US → Riverhead Books (Ed. Sarah Mcgrath)
Canada → HarperCollins (Ed. Jennifer Lambert)
UK & Comm → Fleet (Ed. Ursula Doyle)

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.

Deepti Kapoor worked for several years as a journalist in New Delhi, after growing up in Northern India. The author of the novel Bad Character, she now lives in Portugal with her husband.

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Reviews

This is a masterpiece. Age of Vice is epic but intimate, its glittering, sharp scenes building into an astonishing geometry. It is an unforgettable story of corruption and excess, of ruthless power and the will to fight back

Flynn Berry, New York Times bestselling author of Northern Spy

Sensationally good — huge, epic, immersive and absorbing ... certain to be a book of the year.

Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series

This book. This epic, crazy, shocking, mind-blowing, brutal, tender, heartbreaking book is one of the best I’ve read.

Marlon James, Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author of Moon Witch, Spider King

Age of Vice is a good old-fashioned gangster story, impossible to put down. It’s a novel garlanded with Shakespearean flourishes—star-crossed lovers, secret identities, complicated conspiracies—exploring timeless questions of family, loyalty, and fate.

Rumaan Alam, National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Leave the World Behind

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