A Burning by Megha Majumdar is a thriller, political fiction. The book hit the shelves on 2nd June and became an instant hit. It is Megha’s debut novel.
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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.
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If you can, please consider pre-ordering A BURNING. It’s out on June 2—so soon!—so at this point it’s like ordering but with added well wishes for the publishing team, author and bookstore. If I may share, the book is in the New York Times today (one of 13 books to watch for in June!!!) and has received love from places like Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, Elle, Bookforum, and TIME Magazine. Preorder from any bookstore you like, or from Bookshop! Link in bio. Thank you!
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.
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