A burning : a novel

DAISY Sound Recording
Published 2020
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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. 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. 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-- this is a debut novel of exceptional power and urgency, haunting and beautiful, brutal, vibrant, impossible to forget. 2020.

Computer data (1 file : 102 mb).
1 computer laser optical disc (7 hrs., 23 min.) : sound, 12cm
Read by Priya Ayyar, Vikas Adam, Soneela Nankani, Neil Shah, Deepti Gupta and Ulka Mohanty.
Audio and text.
Issued also in online resource format.
DAISY reproduction. [New York] : Random House Audio, 2020.
Reproduced from: [New York] : Random House Audio, 2020. 9780593212110
Digital to DAISY.
DAISY 2.02 standard; MP3 compression at 32 kbps.
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