A burning
—Majumdar, Megha, author.
Book
2020
1 available of 18 items

"After a fiery attack on a train leaves 104 people dead, the fates of three people become inextricably entangled. Jivan, a bright, striving woman from the slums looking for a way out of poverty, is wrongly accused of planning the attack because of a careless comment on Facebook. PT Sir, a slippery gym teacher from Jivan's former high school, has hitched his aspirations to a rising right wing party, and his own ascent becomes increasingly linked to Jivan's fall. Lovely, a spirited, impoverished, relentlessly optimistic hjira, who harbors dreams of becoming a Bollywood star, can provide the alibi that would set Jivan free--but her appearance in court will have unexpected consequences that will change the course of all of their lives. A novel about fate, power, opportunity, and class; about innocence and guilt, betrayal and love, and the corrosive media cycle that manufactures falsehoods masquerading as truths--A Burning is a debut novel of exceptional power and urgency, haunting and beautiful, brutal, vibrant, impossible to forget"-- Provided by publisher.

Item Details
Subjects:
Muslim women -- Fiction.
Railroad accidents -- Fiction.
Terrorism -- Fiction.
Genre:
Political fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
ISBN:
9780771059834
0771059833
Edition:
Hardcover edition.
Description:
293 pages ; 22 cm
LCCN:
2019039498
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