"Will you, dear Shareholder, set Athena free? Athena Rao must reckon with the memory of her father, King Rao--literally. Through biotechnological innovation, he has given her his memories. His Dalit childhood on an Indian coconut plantation in the 1950s is as alive to her as her own existence in a prison cell, accused of her father's murder. Egocentric, brilliant, a little damaged, King Rao had a visionary idea: the personal computer known as the...
Exploring the nature of being a child, parent, friend, sibling, neighbor or lover, this utterly original collection of short stories from a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction presents an unforgettable cast of characters searching fervently for meaning through one another.