Burnt Sugar


By Avni Doshi

Shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize.

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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.

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 21.5 × 13.5 × 2.6 cm
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