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The Vox Guide Membership choose for June is The Immortal King Rao


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This June, the Vox Guide Membership is studying the playful, provocative, and considerate new novel The Immortal King Rao, by former Wall Avenue Journal tech reporter and New Yorker enterprise editor Vauhini Vara. Half intimate household drama, half technological allegory, and half alternate historical past turned dystopia, The Immortal King Rao spans centuries and continents to attract a damning portrait of life beneath technological capitalism.

King Rao is born within the Nineteen Sixties on a South Indian coconut plantation. He dies — his daughter Athena tells us from her jail cell — over a century later, having abolished the nation-state as a system of presidency and run the world as international CEO. Now, his daughter Athena is passing on his life story. Her hope is that it’ll grow to be a manifesto that can save the human race on the point of climate-change-induced extinction. However the world isn’t precisely keen to listen to Athena’s story.

It is a heady, bold novel, dense with concepts. Let’s unpack them collectively. On the finish of the month, we’ll meet Vara dwell on Zoom, and you’ll be able to RSVP right here. Within the meantime, subscribe to the Vox Guide Membership publication to be sure you don’t miss something.

The complete Vox Guide Membership schedule for June 2022

Friday, June 17: Dialogue put up on The Immortal King Rao printed to Vox.com.

Thursday, June 30, 5 pm ET: Digital dwell occasion with writer Vauhini Vara. Reader questions are inspired!

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