Avni Doshi: Burnt Sugar

Avni Doshi: Burnt Sugar

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020

'An unsettling, sinewy debut, startling in its venom and disarming in its humour from the very first sentence'

- The Guardian

'I would be lying if I said my mother's misery has never given me pleasure.'

This is a tale of obsession and betrayal. This is a poisoned love story. But not between lovers - between mother and daughter.

Tara and Antara, the woman and her angry shadow. But which one is which?

Sharp as a blade and compulsively readable, Burnt Sugar slowly untangles the knot of memory and fiction that binds two women together, revealing the truth that lies beneath.