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Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi

Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi

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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.

 

Publisher : Hamish Hamilton; 1st edition (30 July 2020)
Language: : English
Paperback : 240 pages
ISBN-10 : 024144151X
ISBN-13 : 978-0241441510
Dimensions : 13.5 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm