_______________WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION WINNER OF THE LONDON HELLENIC PRIZEA BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE GUARDIAN, OBSERVER, TELEGRAPH, NEW STATESMAN, EVENING STANDAND AND NEW YORK TIMES_______________â€˜The book for our timesâ€™ - Judges of the Womenâ€™s Prize'Elegant and evocative ...
A powerful exploration of the clash between society, family and faith in the modern world' - Guardian'Builds to one of the most memorable final scenes Iâ€™ve read in a novel this century' - New York Times_______________Isma is free.
After years spent raising her twin siblings in the wake of their motherâ€™s death, she is finally studying in America, resuming a dream long deferred.
But she canâ€™t stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London â€“ or their brother, Parvaiz, whoâ€™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 sistersâ€™ 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 â€“ or defy.
Is he to be a chance at love? The means of Parvaizâ€™s salvation? Two familiesâ€™ 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 Sophoclesâ€™ Antigone, Home Fire is an urgent, fiercely compelling story of loyalties torn apart when love and politics collide â€“ confirming Kamila Shamsie as a master storyteller of our times. _______________NOW A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK AT BEDTIMESHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARDSHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 2017SHORTLISTED FOR THE DSC PRIZE FOR SOUTH ASIAN LITERATURE 2018LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017