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Fiction

  • A Burning, Megha Majumdar
    Knopf, 9780525658696, June 2, 2020 (Fiction)

    “Jivan is a Bangladeshi slum-dwelling Muslim girl striving toward a better life. Overcome by emotion when a terrorist attack leaves death behind at the train station, she posts a comment that will have tragic repercussions. PT Sir is a teacher who seizes the opportunity for future benefit by hitching himself to a politically connected right wing group and doing their bidding. Lovely, a hijra, is denied one future so she grasps another. Each will have a role in determining Jivan’s fate. Lovely is a great character, granting the story moments of humor and sparkle as darker themes of corruption, repression, and justice are explored.”

    -Deon Stonehouse, Sunriver Books & Music (Sunriver, OR)

    A Burning follows three unforgettable characters in a powerful and raw literary thriller.”

    -Lindsey Bartlett, formerly of Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore (Emporia, KS)

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