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Home Fire (Hardcover)

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Shamsie is a young author already lauded in England, so it’s a pleasure to break her out here with her latest novel. Home Fire is a modern retelling of Antigone, taking shape in the lives of two Muslim sisters and their radicalized brother, and in two families as they become intertwined by love, loyalty and politics. A powerful story, fast paced, light of touch and beautifully written – it’s an unforgettable introduction to Shamsie’s work.

— Melinda

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"Ingenious... Builds to one of the most memorable final scenes I've read in a novel this century." --The New York Times

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE

The suspenseful and heartbreaking story of an immigrant family driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences

Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother's death, she's accepted an invitation from a mentor in America that allows her to resume 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. When he resurfaces half a globe away, Isma's worst fears are confirmed.

Then Eamonn enters the sisters' lives. Son of a powerful political figure, he has his own birthright to live up to--or defy. Is he to be a chance at love? The means of Parvaiz's salvation? Suddenly, two families' fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined, in this searing novel that asks: What sacrifices will we make in the name of love?

About the Author


Kamila Shamsie is the author of several previous novels, including Broken Verses and Burnt Shadows. She has been a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, the Orange Prize (twice) and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, among other honors, and has been named one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She was raised in Karachi and lives in London.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780735217683
ISBN-10: 0735217688
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publication Date: August 15th, 2017
Pages: 288
Language: English

 

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