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Burnt Sugar: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2020

Burnt Sugar: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2020 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Doshi, Avni

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A searing debut novel about mothers and daughters, obsession and betrayal 'Poignant and economical, this intergenerational story speaks of motherhood and memory, love and the language for it, trauma and truth-searching' Vogue India 'Crystalline and almost surgical, a compulsively... readable examination of toxic relationships and the ties that bind us' Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti In her youth, Tara was wild. She abandoned her loveless marriage to join an ashram, endured a brief stint as a beggar (mostly to spite her affluent parents), and spent years chasing after a dishevelled, homeless 'artist' - all with her young child in tow. Now she is forgetting things, mixing up her maid's wages and leaving the gas on all night, and her grown-up daughter is faced with the task of caring for a woman who never cared for her. This is a love story and it is a story about betrayal. But not between lovers - between mother and daughter. Sharp as a blade and laced with caustic wit, Burnt Sugar unpicks the slippery, choking cord of memory and myth that binds two women together, making and unmaking them endlessly.
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ISBN 9780241441510
Released NZ 14 Aug 2020
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780241441510
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Hamish Hamilton Ltd
Released 14 Aug 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Doshi, Avni
Category Modern Fiction
Intergenerational Relationships
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 240g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress FICTION / Family Life / General, FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Humorous / Black Humor, Family & Relationships
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade