The Resource Home fire, Kamila Shamsie

Home fire, Kamila Shamsie

Label
Home fire
Title
Home fire
Statement of responsibility
Kamila Shamsie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Orange and Baileys Prize-shortlisted 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. 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
Summary
Given a chance to resume a deferred dream years after raising her troubled siblings, Isma worries about the influence of a powerful politician's son who drives the family to choose between love and loyalty, with devastating consequences
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, 2018.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2017.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10572987
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shamsie, Kamila
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1070
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Brothers and sisters
Target audience
adult
Label
Home fire, Kamila Shamsie
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060516003
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781408886786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)987432432
Label
Home fire, Kamila Shamsie
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060516003
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781408886786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)987432432

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