Coverart for item
The Resource We that are young, Preti Taneja

We that are young, Preti Taneja

Label
We that are young
Title
We that are young
Statement of responsibility
Preti Taneja
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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"--
  • "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"--
  • 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
Summary
A modern-day <I>King Lear</I>, set in contemporary India, traces the power struggles of a turbulent family that becomes painfully subject to the anti-corruption riots of 2011 and 2012, a father's advancing dementia and an unwanted arranged marriage
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher. Galley Beggar Press
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10685218
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taneja, Preti
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6120.A465
LC item number
W47 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1564-1616
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Shakespeare, William
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New Delhi (India)
  • Families
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Family-owned business enterprises
  • Families
  • Family-owned business enterprises
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Manners and customs
  • India
  • India
Target audience
adult
Label
We that are young, Preti Taneja
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1015815615
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
479 pages
Isbn
9780525521525
Lccn
2018015399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1015815615
Label
We that are young, Preti Taneja
Publication
Copyright
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1015815615
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
479 pages
Isbn
9780525521525
Lccn
2018015399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1015815615

Library Locations

    • Dallas Public LibraryBorrow it
      950 Main Street, Dallas, OR, 97338, US
      44.941959 -123.317528
    • Salem Public LibraryBorrow it
      585 Liberty Street SE, Salem, OR, 97301, US
      44.934972 -123.041775
Processing Feedback ...