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Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi

Booker Prize 2020 Shortlist.

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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.

A searing debut novel about mothers and daughters, obsession and betrayal – for fans of Jenny Offill’s Weather, Deborah Levy’s Hot Milk and Diana Evans’ Ordinary People

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