Burnt Sugar

Burnt Sugar

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 03/06/2021
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Burnt Sugar
Intense and unsettling
This book is a fascinating read. The mother daughter relationship starts out fairly ordinary if negative; and then, through scenes both in the present day ... READ MORE
Hazel at Oxford


Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021 Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2020 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.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241989142
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 170g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm

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Burnt Sugar
A claustrophobic read
Every so often, in reading the short lists for big literary prizes such as the Booker, I'm baffled by a particular choice. In the case of Burnt Sugar, colo... READ MORE
Patricia King
Burnt Sugar
not what I expected
It’s not that the premisse brought by Avni Doshi in her debut novel is new; it's the raw, intimist and uncomfortable way that she does it that differentiat... READ MORE
Filipa Mendonca
Burnt Sugar
Nobody to root for.
From the title and the subject matter I knew bitterness would be a key theme, but I assumed there would also be some counterweight, something to balance ou... READ MORE
Jack Lord