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The Association of Small Bombs

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
National Book Award Finalist
Winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award
Winner of the American Academy of Arts & Letters Rosenthal Family Foundation Award
Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Award

Winner of the Bard Fiction Prize
One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year
One of Granta's Best Young American Novelists

A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of the Year
PEN Center USA Literary Award Finalist for Fiction
Shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature
Longlisted for the FT/Oppenheimer Emerging Voices Award


Named a Best Book of the Year by: Buzzfeed, Esquire,New York magazine, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The AV Club, The Fader, Redbook, Electric Literature, Book Riot, Bustle, Good magazine, PureWow, and PopSugar

"Wonderful. . . . Smart, devastating, unpredictable. . . . I suggest you go out and buy this one. Post haste." - Fiona Maazel, The New York Times Book Review


"Brilliant." - Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal

"[Mahajan's] eagerness to go at the bomb from every angle suggests a voracious approach to fiction-making." - The New Yorker

For readers of Mohsin Hamid, Dave Eggers, Arundhati Roy, and Teju Cole, The Association of Small Bombs is an expansive and deeply humane novel that is at once groundbreaking in its empathy, dazzling in its acuity, and ambitious in scope


When brothers Tushar and Nakul Khurana, two Delhi schoolboys, pick up their family's television set at a repair shop with their friend Mansoor Ahmed one day in 1996, disaster strikes without warning. A bomb - one of the many "small" bombs that go off seemingly unheralded across the world - detonates in the Delhi marketplace, instantly claiming the lives of the Khurana boys, to the devastation of their parents. Mansoor survives, bearing the physical and psychological effects of the bomb. After a brief stint at university in America, Mansoor returns to Delhi, where his life becomes entangled with the mysterious and charismatic Ayub, a fearless young activist whose own allegiances and beliefs are more malleable than Mansoor could imagine. Woven among the story of the Khuranas and the Ahmeds is the gripping tale of Shockie, a Kashmiri bomb maker who has forsaken his own life for the independence of his homeland.

Karan Mahajan writes brilliantly about the effects of terrorism on victims and perpetrators, proving himself to be one of the most provocative and dynamic novelists of his generation.

    

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March 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Association of Small Bombs: A Novel
Author(s): Karan Mahajan
ISBN: 0-525-42963-8 / 978-0-525-42963-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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2015 : Hardback
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Title: The Association of Small Bomb
Author(s): Karan Mahajan
ISBN: 9351777871 / 978-9351777878
Publisher: Fourth Estate/Harper Collins India
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Paperback Editions

July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Association of Small Bombs
Author(s): Karan Mahajan
ISBN: 0-09-952328-0 / 978-0-09-952328-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 2017 : Paperback
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Title: The association of small bombs
Author(s): Karan Mahajan
ISBN: 9352770927 / 978-9352770922
Publisher: HarperCollins India
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October 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Association of Small Bombs
Author(s): Karan Mahajan
ISBN: 0-14-310927-8 / 978-0-14-310927-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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July 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Association of Small Bombs
Author(s): Karan Mahajan
ISBN: 0-7011-8260-1 / 978-0-7011-8260-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Audio Editions

March 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Association of Small Bombs: A Novel
Author(s): Karan Mahajan
ISBN: 1-5046-8524-5 / 978-1-5046-8524-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Title: The Association of Small Bombs: A Novel
Author(s): Karan Mahajan
ISBN: 1-5046-8523-7 / 978-1-5046-8523-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Association of Small Bombs
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Title: The Association of Small Bombs
Author(s): Karan Mahajan
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July 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Association of Small Bombs
Author(s): Karan Mahajan
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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March 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Association of Small Bombs: A Novel
Author(s): Karan Mahajan
Publisher: Penguin Books
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