A Burning

June 2, 2020|
A Burning by Megha Majumdar
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB PICK! • A "gripping thriller with compassionate social commentary"  (USA Today) about three unforgettable characters who seek to riseto the middle class, to political power, to fame in the moviesand find their lives entangled in the wake of a catastrophe in contemporary India.

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. Lovelyan irresistible outcast whose exuberant voice and dreams of glory fill the novel with warmth and hope and humorhas 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.
MEGHA MAJUMDAR is Associate Editor at Catapult in New York City, where she works on both books and the magazine (catapult.co). She grew up in India, and studied anthropology at Johns Hopkins and Harvard. She lives in Brooklyn.
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Title:A Burning
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:304 pages, 8.53 X 5.26 X 1.13 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 8.53 X 5.26 X 1.13 in
Published:June 2, 2020
Publisher:McClelland & Stewart
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780771059834

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