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Finalist for the 2015 Epigram Books Fiction Prize.
Sugarbread follows the life of 10-year-old Punjabi-Sikh girl, Pin: the shortest girl in her class, recipient of an embarrassing monthly bursary, and target of her racist bus driver’s slurs. Her father’s obsession with winning the lottery shifts Pin’s juvenile observations to her graceful and secretive mother, and through Ma’s cooking, Pin learns how to distinguish the subtleties in her mother’s moods, and finds out just how little she knows about who her mother really is.
About the editor
Balli Kaur Jaswal is the author of Inheritance, a universal story of family, identity and belonging, newly re-released by Epigram Books. Born in Singapore and raised in Japan, Russia and the Philippines, she studied creative writing in the United States. She has received writing fellowships from the University of East Anglia and Nanyang Technological University, and was named Best Young Australian Novelist of 2014 by the Sydney Morning Herald. She is working on her third novel, a dark comedy set in a Punjabi immigrant enclave in London.