Burnt Sugar (Paperback)
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Burnt Sugar (Paperback)

Burnt Sugar (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages
Published: 30/07/2020

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Devastatingly acute and acerbically funny, Doshi’s forensic account of a toxic mother-daughter relationship skewers themes of betrayal, regret and memory in incisive prose. 

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2020

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 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 cords of memory and myth that bind two women together, and hold them apart.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241441510
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 18 mm

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