Age of Vice

Age of Vice

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 03/01/2023
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Age of Vice
Shakespearean
An epic story set in modern India of Shakespearean depths, centred around Sunny Whadia, the charismatic son of a corrupt businessman. The story begins when... READ MORE
Beth at Chesterfield
Age of Vice
Bold, ambitious and utterly engrossing!
From the very start, Age of Vice sets out it's stall as a modern epic - following the backstory of Ajay through his childhood in the mountainous regions of... READ MORE
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Synopsis

This is the age of vice, where pleasure and power are everything, and the family ties that bind can also kill.

New Delhi, 3 a.m. A speeding Mercedes jumps the kerb, 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.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780708898888
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Weight: 858g
  • Dimensions: 162 x 234 x 46 mm

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Age of Vice
Action packed
The powerful Wadia family's alluring wealth, shocking corruption, and murderous brutality drive the epic, action-packed tale Age of Vice. Ajay works for t... READ MORE
Sarah -Bookworm Extraordinaire
Age of Vice
A triumph of a novel combining gritty literary crime drama with epic family saga
“This is Kali Yuga, the losing age, the age of vice. The people on the road will remain dead. ….The wheel will keep turning toward the dissolution that wil... READ MORE
Vivienne O'Regan
Age of Vice
Excitingly dark and dangerous.
This is a lengthy book with some quite heavy subject matters. It is dark, dangerous and exciting. It follows different stories over different timelines and... READ MORE
JENNIFER Barry
Age of Vice
Age of Vice
We start in the middle of our story where a flash car jumps a kerb and ploughs into a bunch of people. Killing five. The driver is arrested, taken away, an... READ MORE
Ashrae
Age of Vice
Crime and literary fiction merge together to create a huge story of political and social significance.
Age of Vice is a big book and I hung on every word. This is a prime example of how crime and literary fiction merge together to create a huge story of poli... READ MORE
Mary Picken
Age of Vice
A gripping multi-genre book
“Age of Vice” is an epic tale that is difficult to pin onto one genre. It starts off with a crime in 2004 in New Delhi where a speeding car hits a number o... READ MORE
JosieG
Age of Vice
Epic read in every sense of the word!
This is a long read at over 500 pages, but don’t let that put you off - I was engrossed right the way through! Basically, the Wadia family rules Delhi - w... READ MORE
Maureen Ellis
Age of Vice
Epic novel set across INDIA
Family ties are ultimately the ties that bind. This is a sweeping novel of India, set in the early part of the 21st Century. The novel opens first with the... READ MORE
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