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A Burning

A Burning

Majumdar, Megha

Paperback

Mystery & ThrillerGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction

Publisher Price: $16.00

ISBN10: 0593081250
ISBN13: 9780593081259
Publisher: Vintage
Published: Jun 29 2021
Pages: 304
Weight: 0.44
Height: 0.79 Width: 5.20 Depth: 7.95
Language: English
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A New York Times Notable Book

A National Book Award Longlist honoree and gripping thriller with compassionate social commentary (USA Today)

Jivan is a Muslim girl from the slums, determined to move up in life, who is accused of executing a terrorist attack on a train because of a careless comment on Facebook. PT Sir is an opportunistic gym teacher who hitches his aspirations to a right-wing political party and finds that his own ascent becomes linked to Jivan's fall. Lovely--an irresistible outcast whose exuberant voice and dreams of glory fill the novel with warmth and hope and humor--has the alibi that can set Jivan free, but it will cost her everything she holds dear.

Taut, symphonic, propulsive, and riveting from its opening lines, A Burning is an electrifying debut novel about three unforgettable characters who seek to rise--to the middle class, to political power, to fame in the movies--and find their lives entangled in the wake of a catastrophe in contemporary India.

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