Reviews

  • Arresting and fiercely intelligent, disarmingly witty and frank... Horror stories from the past seep into the present, as Doshi builds her portrait of a fractured mother-daughter relationship

    Sunday Times
  • A masterclass. Crisp, engaging, perfectly tragic in the way that families often tend to be... Doshi writes sharply, in no-nonsense prose, not a single sentence in the book can be omitted... Avni Doshi is a force to watch out for in the literary world

    Scroll
  • A corrosive, compulsive debut

    Sunday Telegraph (five stars)
  • This caustic tale of a destructive mother-daughter bond is as potent as its title might suggest... It bristles with sharp, chilly aphorisms... Doshi's visceral debut is a no-holds-barred excavation of how hate can both poison and sustain

    Daily Mail
  • Scouringly brilliant, a blazing debut that sticks in the mind like caramel blackened to the bottom of a pan... Doshi draws our relationships, both with the truth and with other people, with words that glitter sharp as shards of broken mirror

    Buro.
  • A sly, slippery, often heartbreaking novel about the role memory plays within families

    Stylist
  • A raw, vividly described exploration of the toxic relationship between two women who are forever bound together

    Good Housekeeping
  • Burnt Sugar straddles the line between pain and beauty. It makes the stomach churn. And, like all great literature, it prompts the question of the reader: is this you?

    Bad Form
  • Avni Doshi quietly, cleanly, slices through the heart... Impeccably insightful, carved from love, rage, and grief, here all embellishment is discarded, all artifice shorn - motherhood, family, memory, language - to reveal something devastating about our relationships, with ourselves and with those closest to us

    Janice Pariat, author of 'The Nine-Chambered Heart'
  • A courageous novel written in spare, gleaming sentences. It made me hold my breath and gather it up again

    Tishani Doshi, author of 'Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods'

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