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  • Published: 16 July 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241989159
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

Burnt Sugar

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2020




For all fans of Hot Milk comes a searing debut novel about mothers and daughters, obsession and betrayal

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, Avni Doshi tests the limits of what we can know for certain about those we are closest to, and by extension, about ourselves.

  • Published: 16 July 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241989159
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

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