Age of Vice
Deepti Kapoor (Riverhead)
The year’s great Dickensian novel takes place in 2001 Delhi, where a young man from the lowest caste works as a driver for the flashy son of a crime boss. Kapoor employs a wide and perceptive lens for the story, which involves a fatal car crash and its repercussions. It’s a violent and bitter pill, but an absolutely addictive one.