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Kamila Shamsie - Home Fire (2nd Hand Paperback)

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Synopsis

The Women's Prize for Fiction 2018 Winner.

From the Man Booker-longlisted author comes an urgent, explosive story of love and a family torn apart. 

Isma is free.

After years spent raising her twin siblings in the wake of their mother's death, she is finally studying in America, resuming a dream long deferred. But she can't stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London - or their brother, Parvaiz, who's disappeared in pursuit of his own dream: to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew.

Then Eamonn enters the sisters' lives. Handsome and privileged, he inhabits a London worlds away from theirs.

Two families' fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined in this searing novel that asks: what sacrifices will we make in the name of love? A contemporary reimagining of Sophocles' Antigone, Home Fire is an urgent, fiercely compelling story of loyalties torn apart when love and politics collide - confirming Kamila Shamsie as a master storyteller of our times.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Modern Mainstream Fiction
  • Published : 2017 (This Edition 2018 - Bloomsbury)
  • ISBN : 9781408886793
  • SKU : B002516
  • PPC : SP300gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"Shamsie’s haunting reworking of Sophocles’ Antigone is a commanding novel of passionate love, fanatical loyalty and conflicted identity. Interweaving public affairs with those of the heart, Home Fire is a devastating critique of family and identity, and how the two often inform each other in dark and unknowable ways." - Waterstones.

' . . . it the highest compliment one can pay fiction: it makes you think. Uncomfortably.' - John Sutherland, The Times.

'Conflicts of loyalty in two British Muslim families unfold against a backdrop of religious fundamentalism - this is geopolitics made arrestingly personal.' - Daily Telegraph.

'Home Fire blazes with the kind of annihilating devastation that transcends grief.' - The Washington Post.

'Home Fire is utterly contemporary and deeply original too.' - The Evening Standard.

The Author

Kamila Shamsie FRSL (born 13 August 1973) is a Pakistani and British writer and novelist who is known for her award-winning novel Home Fire.