The Immortal King Rao Vauhini Vara

The Immortal King Rao

Author: Vauhini Vara
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Book Title
The Immortal King Rao
Author
Vauhini Vara
ISBN
9780393541755
In a future in which the world is run by the Board of Corporations, King's daughter, Athena, reckons with his legacy--literally, for he has given her access to his memories, among other questionable gifts.With climate change raging, Athena has come to believe that saving the planet and its Shareholders will require a radical act of communion--and so she sets out to tell the truth to the world's Shareholders, in entrancing sensory detail, about King's childhood on a South Indian coconut plantation; his migration to the U.S. to study engineering in a world transformed by globalization; his marriage to the ambitious artist with whom he changed the world; and, ultimately, his invention, under self-exile, of the most ambitious creation of his life--Athena herself. The Immortal King Rao, written by a former Wall Street Journal technology reporter, is a resonant debut novel obliterating the boundaries between literary and speculative fiction, the historic and the dystopian, confronting how we arrived at the age of technological capitalism and where our actions might take us next.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Vauhini VaraPublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyPublished: 05/03/2022ISBN: 9780393541755Pages: 384Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 12/01/2021 pg. 17Booklist 03/01/2022 pg. 22Publishers Weekly 03/28/2022Kirkus Reviews 04/01/2022

In a future in which the world is run by the Board of Corporations, King's daughter, Athena, reckons with his legacy--literally, for he has given her access to his memories, among other questionable gifts.

With climate change raging, Athena has come to believe that saving the planet and its Shareholders will require a radical act of communion--and so she sets out to tell the truth to the world's Shareholders, in entrancing sensory detail, about King's childhood on a South Indian coconut plantation; his migration to the U.S. to study engineering in a world transformed by globalization; his marriage to the ambitious artist with whom he changed the world; and, ultimately, his invention, under self-exile, of the most ambitious creation of his life--Athena herself.

The Immortal King Rao, written by a former Wall Street Journal technology reporter, is a resonant debut novel obliterating the boundaries between literary and speculative fiction, the historic and the dystopian, confronting how we arrived at the age of technological capitalism and where our actions might take us next.



Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Vauhini Vara
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 05/03/2022
ISBN: 9780393541755
Pages: 384

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 12/01/2021 pg. 17
Booklist 03/01/2022 pg. 22
Publishers Weekly 03/28/2022
Kirkus Reviews 04/01/2022

In a future in which the world is run by the Board of Corporations, King's daughter, Athena, reckons with his legacy--literally, for he has given her access to his memories, among other questionable gifts.

With climate change raging, Athena has come to believe that saving the planet and its Shareholders will require a radical act of communion--and so she sets out to tell the truth to the world's Shareholders, in entrancing sensory detail, about King's childhood on a South Indian coconut plantation; his migration to the U.S. to study engineering in a world transformed by globalization; his marriage to the ambitious artist with whom he changed the world; and, ultimately, his invention, under self-exile, of the most ambitious creation of his life--Athena herself.

The Immortal King Rao, written by a former Wall Street Journal technology reporter, is a resonant debut novel obliterating the boundaries between literary and speculative fiction, the historic and the dystopian, confronting how we arrived at the age of technological capitalism and where our actions might take us next.



Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Vauhini Vara
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 05/03/2022
ISBN: 9780393541755
Pages: 384

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 12/01/2021 pg. 17
Booklist 03/01/2022 pg. 22
Publishers Weekly 03/28/2022
Kirkus Reviews 04/01/2022