Home Fire

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017

Shamsie, Kamila

paperback/ gebrocheerd: € 11.95
ISBN: 9781408886793, 272 blz., January 2018, Engels
Formaat: 19.8 (h) x 12.9 (b) x 2.2 (d) cm. Gewicht: 206 gram.

Uitgever: Bloomsbury UK

beschrijving

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. As the son of a powerful British Muslim politician, Eamonn has his own birthright to live up to - or defy. Is he to be a chance at love? The means of Parvaiz's salvation? 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.

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