Burnt Sugar, Avni Doshi ( paperback June 2021)
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021
A searing debut novel about mothers and daughters, obsession and betrayal - for fans of Jenny Offill, Deborah Levy, Rachel Cusk and Diana Evans
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.