Kamila Shamsie - Home Fire (2nd Hand Paperback)
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.
- 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.
"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.
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.