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Burnt Sugar : Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2020

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  • Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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  • Paperback Published: 30 July 2020
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  • ISBN-13: 9780241441510

Burnt Sugar : Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2020

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Longlisted for Women's Prize for Fiction


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.


Avni Doshi

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