A Burning

A novel
Product Number: EB00767335
Released: Jun 02, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780525658702
Publisher: Knopf
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A brilliant debut novel that heralds the arrival of a dazzling new voice in contemporary fiction flawlessly combining commercial pacing with an unforgettable narrative about three characters whose fates become entwined in the wake of a terrorist bombing in contemporary India. After a fiery attack on a train leaves 104 people dead, the fates of three people become inextricably entangled. Jivan, a bright, striving woman from the slums looking for a way out of poverty, is wrongly accused of planning the attack because of a careless comment on Facebook. PT Sir, a slippery gym teacher from Jivan's former high school, has hitched his aspirations to a rising right wing party, and his own ascent becomes increasingly linked to Jivan's fall. Lovely, a spirited, impoverished, relentlessly optimistic hjira, who harbors dreams of becoming a Bollywood star, can provide the alibi that would set Jivan free—but her appearance in court will have unexpected consequences that will change the course of all of their lives. A novel about fate, power, opportunity, and class; about innocence and guilt, betrayal and love, and the corrosive media cycle that manufactures falsehoods masquerading as truths—A Burning is a debut novel of exceptional power and urgency, haunting and beautiful, brutal, vibrant, impossible to forget.

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Author(s): Megha Majumdar
Original Publish Date: Jun 02, 2020

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Author(s): Megha Majumdar
Product Number Z100155096
Released: Jun 02, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780593212110

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