A report by The Bookseller reads, ‘Editor Hermione Thompson acquired English-language UK, Commonwealth and European rights, excluding the Indian subcontinent, from Maria Cardona at Pontas Literary & Film Agency.’
While Doshi’s ‘Burnt Sugar’ was about a troubled relationship between a mother and daughter, ‘Protection’ will focus on the father-daughter relationship. The book blurb of the upcoming book reads, according to The Bookseller, “Set in India and America, Protection is narrated by the youngest of three children in a close-knit but unhappy family. Across the span of several generations, it traces the effects of patriarchy, tradition and trauma, forces which mark each family member deeply and differently. Offering a devastating accounting of the economies of love, money and control that circulate through a household, Protection is a blazing examination of power and its abuses.”
Confirming the news, Doshi tweeted on January 15:
Protection is really about how families can shield us from the outside while leaving us vulnerable within. It has been such a joy to work with @HermThompson on Burnt Sugar – she’s been a guide and a friend throughout – and I’m thrilled to begin this new project with her and HH ❤️ https://t.co/ckWvEIHcjZ
— Avni Doshi (@avnidoshi) January 15, 2021
Meanwhile, Thompson shared the news on Twitter on January 15 and wrote, “Happiest news for fans of brutal & beautiful contemporary fiction and especially for those of us fortunate enough to work with the extraordinary talent that is @avnidoshi!