Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

Home Fire
by Kamila Shamsie
narrated by Tania Rodrigues

Find out more about this book and author:

Just released: August 15, 2017
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Genre: Literary, Audio
Hardback: 288
Rating: 4

First sentence(s):
Isma was going to miss her flight. The ticket wouldn’t be refunded because the airline took no responsibility for passengers who arrived at the airport three hours ahead of the departure time and were escorted to an interrogation room.

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?

Audio excerpt:

My two-bits:

Issues of love and betrayal play out in this story with a Muslim experience mostly set in London.

Definitely a good read for the current times.


* Listened to audiobook version.

* part of Man Booker Prize Reading Challenge (here)


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