A Burning

Product Number: WEB397520
Released: 21 Jan, 2021
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years
ISBN: #9781471190285
Publisher: Scribner UK
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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 has the force of an epic while being so masterfully compressed it can be read in a single sitting. Majumdar writes with dazzling assurance at a breakneck pace on complex themes that read here as the components of a thriller: class, fate, corruption, justice, and what it feels like to face profound obstacles and yet nurture big dreams in a country spinning toward extremism. An extraordinary debut.

Author(s): Megha Majumdar
Original Publish Date: 21 Jan, 2021

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Author(s): Megha Majumdar
Product Number OB90884
Released: 21 Jan, 2021
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
ISBN: #9781471199653

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