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A GRANTA BEST YOUNG AMERICAN NOVELIST 2017When the Khurana boys and their friend Mansoor set out for one of Delhi's markets, disaster strikes without warning. Even the young bomb maker cannot escape the heat of the blast. Unforgettable'ADELLE WALDMAN'Packed with small wonders of beauty and heartbreak that are impossible to resist'DINAW MENGESTU

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The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan

A GRANTA BEST YOUNG AMERICAN NOVELIST 2017 When the Khurana boys and their friend Mansoor set out for one of Delhi's markets, disaster strikes without warning. A 'small' bomb detonates, killing the brothers instantly. Mansoor is one of the few survivors. From India to America, the lives of victims and bystanders, mothers and fathers, comrades and adversaries are changed forever. Even the young bomb maker cannot escape the heat of the blast. 'I can't remember the last time I read a book which conjured a world so rich and so convincing' MARK HADDON 'Brilliant... Masterful' KEVIN POWERS 'Unusually wise, tender and generous' JIM CRACE 'Breathtaking... Unforgettable' ADELLE WALDMAN 'Packed with small wonders of beauty and heartbreak that are impossible to resist' DINAW MENGESTU

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"Wonderful. It is smart, unpredictable and enviably adept in its handling of tragedy and its fallout" * New York Times *
"A superb novel... Mahajan inhabits two sides of a divided India" * Financial Times *
"Extraordinary... A mind-blowing book on many, many levels" * BBC Radio 4 *
"A voracious approach to fiction-making, a daring imaginative promiscuity" * New Yorker *
"In Mahajan's riveting, intricate story, the aftershocks of small bombs are as inescapable as their explosions" -- Alex Traub * Vice Magazine *

About Karan Mahajan


Karan Mahajan grew up in New Delhi, India and lives in Austin, Texas. His first novel, Family Planning, was a finalist for the Dylan Thomas Prize and was published in nine countries. The Association of Small Bombs was a finalist for the National Book Award and was selected as one of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of 2016. His writing has appeared in many publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New Yorker online and The Believer.

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GOR008752107
The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
Karan Mahajan
Used - Like New
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2017-07-13
288
0099523280
9780099523284
Short-listed for DSC South Asian Literature Prize 2017 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.