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Megha Majumdar’s “A Burning” Virtual Event at Loyalty Books
July 29, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
An instant New York Times bestseller and a National Book Award longlist honoree, Megha’s debut was lauded by Parul Sehgal for The New York Times as “riveting…fate has rarely been so many-faced, so muscular, so mesmerizing” and by Ron Charles for The Washington Post as “demonstrat[ing] an uncanny ability to capture the vast scope of a tumultuous society by attending to the hopes and fears of people living on the margins.”
Megha set out to write A BURNING in response to the alarming growth of right-wing nationalism in India, a plight that is all too familiar not only in the United States but across the world right now. Weaving together three different yet intertwined voices, Megha explores “the ripple effects of our choices [and] the interconnectedness of our humanity” (Yaa Gyasi) through Jivan, who fights for class mobility, PT Sir, who hungers for political power, and Lovely, who dreams of fame.
Deeply researched and shaped by her own experiences and fascinations, A BURNING is a tale that is at once timeless and incredibly timely, an exploration of the human desire to rise up and improve our station in life even during the most dangerous and uncertain times.
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- Loyalty Books
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