A Burning

A Burning

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Author / Contributor(s): Megha Majumdar
Publisher: Vintage
Date: 2021
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Trade paperback (US). 304p.
5.20 in. x 7.95 in.

Condition: NEW

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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.