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Burnt Sugar: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2020

€19,95

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.

Format: Paperback
Published: in UK in 2020
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pages: 240
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9780241441510
ISBN 10: 024144151X

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Burnt Sugar: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2020

€19,95