Discussion Notes: The Association of Small Bombs

Next month’s novel: Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Rated: Explicit themes and language

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On today’s show, Anais, Gerald, and Tamara discuss Karan Mahajan’s sophomore novel The Association of Small Bombs, a gritty story that explores the character of terrorism in India. At first, our hosts struggle to piece together this fragmented story structure, but slowly, through deep discussion and analysis, begin to understand the clever theme and lessons embedded in the narrative. Along the way, they find a new appreciation for Mahajan’s celebrated novel.

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