Author(s): Doshi, Avni,
Binding: Paperback,
Date of Publication: 30/07/2020,
Pagination: 240 pages,
Series: N/A,
Imprint: Hamish Hamilton Ltd,
Published By: Penguin Books Ltd,
Book Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9780241441510

Description:
The hottest debut of 2020, an unmissable, Booker-shortlisted novel which everyone's talking about: a searing, compulsively readable tale of mothers and daughters, love and betrayal.

In her youth, Tara was wild.

She abandoned her arranged marriage to join an ashram, took a hapless artist for a lover, rebelled against every social expectation of a good Indian woman - all with her young child in tow.

Years on, she is an old woman with a fading memory, 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 mother who never seemed to care for her.

This is a poisoned love story. But not between lovers - between mother and daughter.

Sharp as a blade and laced with caustic wit, Burnt Sugar gradually untangles the knot of memory and myth that bind two women together, revealing the truth that lies beneath.

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