Home Fire: A Novel

  • 286 pages
  • English
  • Hardcover
Home Fire: A Novel

ಬ Get Home Fire: A Novel for free ಽ PDF Author Kamila Shamsie ೫ An Best Book of August 2017 You dont need to recall much about Sophocles tale of Antigone to be swept up by Kamila Shamsies plot driven and lyrical contemporary retelling Shamsie, a native of Karachi who has written six previous novels, sets Home Fire among two Pakistani migr families living in very different communities in London Isma Pasha, the devout orphaned daughter of a jihadi fighter, has raised her younger sister and brother in the largely Asian neighborhood of Wembly Eamonn, the son of the British Home Secretary a secularlized Muslim has grown up in posh Holland Park His family has the power to help hers, and their friendship leads inexorably to a dramatic political crisis The classical antecedents of this story are virtually invisible behind precisely noticed modern day details of Twitter trends, tabloid news and text messages Shifting points of view allow Shamsie to explore the different relationships at stake, from family loyalties to sexual passion, and these intimate connections counterbalance her broader political point This is a beautifully written, angry, romantic novel that succeeds in being both timely and timeless Sarah Harrison Smith, Book ReviewIngenious and love struck Home Firetakes flight Shamsie drives this gleaming machine home in a manner that, if I werent handling airplane metaphors, I would call smashing Builds to one of the most memorable final scenes Ive read in a novel this century New York Times U rgent and explosive near perfect a difficult book to put down NPR A haunting novel, full of dazzling moments and not a few surprising turns Home Fire blazes with the kind of annihilating devastation that transcends grief Washington PostAchingly good and shrewdly subversive The New York Times Book ReviewThis wrenching, thought provoking novel races to a shattering climax People MagazineA Greek tragedy for the age of ISIS spare as a fable yet intensely intimate VogueA thought provoking commentary on loyalty, love, justice, politics, terrorism, religion, and family BuzzfeedElegant and intense, Kamila Shamsies seventh novel asks timeless questions about love for and loyalty to family and ideology and you wont be able to put it down until you reach its unforgettable ending its safe to say this is Shamsie at her best Shondaland.comPitch perfectWe can expect great work from this audaciously talented author New York Journal of BooksHer last, perfect word serves as a contemporary, against all odds, global prayer Shamsies latest is a compelling, stupendous stand out to be witnessed, honored, and deeply commended Christian Science Monitor A cross continental novel about civil disobedience that tackles political and emotional matters with equal assurance Time Magazine Shamsies timely fiction probes the roots of radicalism and the pull of the family O, the Oprah MagazineA blaze of identity, family, nationalism, and Sophocles Antigone Vanity FairStunningevery fall reader who picks this up will be mesmerized by Shamsies enchanting proseand theyll definitely fall in love with these unforgettable characters Redbook Magazine So good that it will break your heart.WAMC, The Roundtable An absorbing and incisive study of race and roots, attachment and affiliation to a cause, a country, a person, a family which encompasses five fascinatingly divergent viewpoints timely and incendiary Minneapolis Star TribuneAll of Shamsies novels are deeply moving and morally complex, leading to the kind of rich reading experience most of us hope for in every novel we pick up Her newest has all of that and San Francisco ChronicleAstonishingly accomplished, melding classic story with text messages and contemporary headlines, and Shamsie makes every devastatingly unknown compassionately known St Louis Post Dispatch Shamsies newest bestseller unpacks the controversial subjects of love, humanity, and extremism with due care Brit CoIntelligent, phenomenally plotted, and eminently readable Bitch Remarkable an engrossing work of literature, one not only important to current political conversation, but also that holds timeless truths and a story that never grows old Chicago Review of BooksShamsies prose is, as always, elegant and evocative Home Fire pulls off a fine balancing act it is a powerful exploration of the clash between society, family and faith in the modern world, while tipping its hat to the same dilemma in the ancient one The Guardian Home Fire is about love, loyalty, and sacrifice and it makes the headlines we read every day hit home in a way that will inspire any reader to fight for what s right BustleShamises incredibly moving story addresses the conflict between what we feel to be right versus what the law tells us is right, and what we will sacrifice in the name of family Real SimpleEngrossing The timely novelcritically hailed on both sides of the Atlantic, and long listed for the prestigious Man Booker Prizeengages questions of bigotry, nationalism and national identity Pittsburgh City Paper A powerful story of the complexities of love, family and state in wartime timely and tragic, with an unforgettable ending BBC.com Home Fire is Shamsies seventh and most accomplished novel The emotionally compelling plot is well served by her lucid storytelling, and she digs into complex issues with confidence As this deftly constructed page turner moves swiftly toward its inevitable conclusion, it forces questions about what sacrifice you would make for family, for love BookPageIts only 250 odd pages, but Home Fire feels sprawling, almost epicThis is sensitive material, and Shamsie is aware of the nuances She doesnt let anyone off the hookpowerful The Daily TelegraphRemarkable a provocative work which will inspire the admiration of many but may at the same time infuriate readers expecting a black and white depiction of terrorists versus non terrorists, Muslims versus non Muslims, the role of the state versus the rights of the civilian It takes a brave writer to tackle these subjects in such a nuanced fashion and a fearless one to recognise that there is enough blame for all parties The Irish TimesMoving and thought provoking The Millions, Most AnticipatedAn Odyssey of the imagination incredibly convincing BBC Radio 4Gut wrenching and undeniably relevant to todays world In accessible, unwavering prose and without any heavy handedness, Shamsie addresses an impressive mix of contemporary issues, from Muslim profiling to cultural assimilation and identity to the nuances of international relations This shattering work leaves a lasting emotional impression Booklist, starredMemorablesalient and heartbreaking, culminating in a shocking ending Publisher s WeeklyTwo time Orange Prize nominee Shamsie A God in Every Stone has written an explosive novel with big questions about the nature of justice, defiance, and love Kirkus ReviewsOne pays it the highest compliment one can pay fiction it makes you think Uncomfortably The Times utterly contemporary and deeply original too TheStandard Home Fire is everything literary fiction should be an exciting, beautiful, profound novel of lasting value that deserves laurels The SpectatorPropulsive and unfailingly elegant Shamsie s brave and brilliant novel strongly suggests that the only way to counter hate filled fundamentalism is with a fundamentalism of love Sunday Times Home Fire left me awestruck, shaken, on the edge of my chair, filled with admiration for her courage and ambition Peter Carey,Booker Prize winning author of Oscar and Lucinda Shamsies simple, lucid prose plays in perfect harmony with the heartbeat of modern times Home Fire deftly reveals all the ways in which the political is as personal as the personal is political No novel could be as timely Aminatta Forna,author of The Memory of Love A searing novel about the choices people make for love, and for the place they call home Laila Lalami,Pulitzer Prize finalist for The Moor s 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