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A Burning: A novel reader ☆ doc ô [Read] ➲ A Burning: A novel By Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICKFor readers of Tommy Orange Yaa Gyasi and Jhumpa Lahiri an electrifying debut novel about three unforgettable characters who seek to rise to the middle class A TODAY SHA TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICKFor readers of Tommy Orange Yaa Gyasi and Jhumpa Lahiri an electrifying debut novel about three unforgettable characters who seek to rise to the middle class to political power to fame in the movies and find their lives entangled in the wake of a catastrophe in contemporary IndiaIn this National Book Award Longlist honoree and gripping thriller with compassionate social commentaryUSA TodayJivan 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 Jivans 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 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 debu This book suffered from the hype It has great momentum and the author has a good eye for detail and description but I found it lacking in nuance and depth The characters were flat and I was especially frustrated at the choice of a transgender as one of the characters following soon after such a choice in Arundhati Roy's most recent novel Could not see why this was critical to the story other than the easy poignancy her situation offers The broken English used for her throughout also seemed an odd choice I can understand it in dialog but not to describe her interior thoughts The teacher's trajectory and story were the most interesting and well threshed out

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TA TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICKFor readers of Tommy Orange Yaa Gyasi and Jhumpa Lahiri an electrifying debut novel about three unforgettable characters who seek to rise to the middle class to political power to fame in the movies and find their lives entangled in the wake of a catastrophe in contemporary IndiaIn this National Book Award Longlist honoree and gripping thriller with compassionate social commentaryUSA TodayJivan 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 Jivans 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 dearTaut 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 debu This is a powerful book that is short and concise but reads like an epic I would have been happy if this novel were expanded to reveal about the struggles facing the intriguing characters and the city in which they lived This is a remarkably accomplished debut and I hope the author has plans for books in the future Told through the viewpoints of three fascinating and different people what they have in common is a burning ambition to improve their lot in life in modern day India Jivan is a Moslem girl living in extreme poverty in the slums She desires to rise to a middle class lifestyle She is on her way having obtained a salaried position at a clothing store in the Mall She is hardworking and helpful in her community Fate intervenes when she is on her way to deliver a parcel of textbooks to a person she is helping learn English She is observed near the train station during the time when there was a massive explosion on the train and numerous people died Jivan had been entertaining herself posting on FaceBook and she wrote a comment disparaging the police She was promptly arrested as the authorities needed someone to blame and they decided her package of books contained incendiary devices She had been messaging a young foreign man on FaceBook The police regarded him as a terrorist recruiter Jivan knew nothing of his beliefs and they only talked about mundane everyday things She is taken to prison and is awaiting trial for the deaths of about 100 people Lovely is a hijra belonging to a group born male but living as females and now recognized as a third sex The group makes a meagre living by providing blessings songs and dance to new parents and at wedding parties They occasionally have to resort to begging on the street and on trains Lovely has dreams of becoming an actress To reach these goals she has been learning English from Jivan and taking drama lessons She could be a positive witness for Jivan and provide an alibi PT Sir works as a physical education teacher at a girls' school He is befriended by chance by members of the right wing opposition group He is ambitious and rises uickly in politics He is paid to attend court pretending to be a witness against those unlucky people charged with crimes He once taught Jivan and thought she had a future as a talented athlete At school she was ragged and hungry and he shared lunches with her He resented that she left school without saying goodbye or thanking him The story encompasses themes of class political corruption injustice religious intolerance and betrayal It touches on how internet media and false news can contribute to one's fame or doom Will Lively or PT Sir provide testimony to save Jivan while putting aside their own ambitions and dreams?

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A Burning A novelTA TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICKFor readers of Tommy Orange Yaa Gyasi and Jhumpa Lahiri an electrifying debut novel about three unforgettable characters who seek to rise to the middle class to political power to fame in the movies and find their lives entangled in the wake of a catastrophe in contemporary IndiaIn this National Book Award Longlist honoree and gripping thriller with compassionate social commentaryUSA TodayJivan 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 Jivans 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 dearTaut 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 debu This is a novel of today a searing portrait of a land of millions through the intertwined stories of three representative individuals all with modest aspirations Central to the proceedings is Jivan a young woman of the slums providing support to her family and hoping for a promotion to manager in a shop in a mall Her former phys ed teacher only identified as PI Sir had seen her potential as above that of the other girls in the privileged school where she was a sort of scholarship student who falls by accident into a life of political activism Then there is Lovely a hijra Hindu for transvestite who along with their sisters perform rituals such as baby and marriage blessings but who has no doubt they're going to be a revered Bollywood star The tragedies and absurdities of these three lifes enhanced by intermittent Greek chorals interludes spin out in a highly readable beautiful book that gives the most realistic impression of the India of today